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Ed Bark: Ch. 8 Sale End of an Era in DFW TV News


There’s been a rush to the exits of top talent at WFAA-TV (Channel 8) in recent years, and WFAA stalwarts like Gloria Campos, John McCaa, and Dale Hansen have seen their paychecks slashed, TV critic Ed Bark reports. Even so, today’s announced sale of the station and others in the Belo Corp. stable to Gannett Co. Inc. marks the “impending end” of an era in local TV news, Bark writes. And, while the sale did not include the newspaper entity called A.H. Belo, whose “crown jewel” is The Dallas Morning News, he adds, “some expect the other shoe could drop.”