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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

CBS DFW announces new morning newscast

CBS 11 KTVT Dallas—Fort Worth, AKA CBS News Texas, announced Monday that it will start a new morning newscast on July 8, 2024.

The reason for CBS News Texas announcing a new talent roster is that the DFW station has gone through many changes concerning its AM news in the last year.  Dominic BrownKeith RussellAlexis Wainwright, and Brooke Katz departed.

Traffic anchor Madison Sawyer, who has been anchoring, remains in that role with traffic still in the mix.  New hire Carmen Blackwell is joining as co-anchor.  As I previously blogged, new reporter Lacey Beasley is also joining the show.

And chief meteorologist Scott Padgett leaves evenings to return to mornings. He joined KTVT in September 2013 on the morning newscast and moved to the evening chief job in 2016.

Padgett said that this will be the first time a chief meteorologist has worked in the mornings on North Texas TV. In Houston, Mike Iscovitz is the chief meteorologist for FOX 26 KRIV, and he works the morning shift.

Blackwell comes from WKYC 3 Cleveland, Ohio where she has been an anchor since 2022. Before that, she was a morning anchor for FOX 10 Phoenix KSAZ 

The University of Louisiana at Monroe grad started her professional TV with News Channel 5 KALB Alexandria, Louisiana.  

As I previously blogged, CBS News Texas still wants your input on their morning news survey.

(Thanks Christopher)

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