Former TV Anchor John Criswell is Mending Nicely

Photo provided by John Criswell
Photo provided by John Criswell
photography by Elizabeth Lavin

John Criswell (pictured), the original “media mentor” for Wednesday’s Child, successfully underwent open heart surgery last week.  The former WFAA-CH. 8 and KDFW-CH. 4 anchor reports —

“Hey everybody, just an update to answer questions and get correct info to my friends. I had open heart surgery Monday, January 3rd. Three bypasses for blockages of 99, 98 and 90 percent. No, I had no prior symptoms, no pain, nothing to say heart attack. Went to the hospital because I thought I had food poisoning and had become very dehydrated but it was atrial fibrillation.

“You can find me walking the neighborhood every day now and will be on the treadmill next week.”

One of the first to congratulate John on his recovery was his former WFAA co-anchor Tracy Rowlett.

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