“We won’t be covering the everyday murder or house fire,” says Stuart Boslow, managing editor, The Texas Daily. “We are going to be covering smart news that affects our audience. And who better to deliver that news then the people you know and trust? The people who have been giving you that news over the last three decades.”
The Texas Daily is aimed primarily at the Baby Boomer generation, an over 40-year-old audience. The show will air five days a week from 8-9 a.m. and cover local news and offer commentary on what contributors really think about what’s happening in our region. The Texas Daily is affiliated with CNN, but the news will only include what is relevant to its Dallas-Fort Worth audience.
“As a Baby Boomer myself, it is an idea that I have carried for 11 years,” says Phil Hurley, EVP and COO of London Broadcasting, parent company of KTXD-TV. “Research tells us that no one else, in any other market across the United States, is creating this kind of programming for Boomers. We feel privileged to be the trailblazers—
“It’s going to be something that nobody’s done before,” says Dungan. “And that’s hard to say in this world—never been done before.”
“I think the show can really fill a void in the community,” says Watson.
More than a dozen commentators will come in two at a time, several times a week, to sit down with Brady and give their opinions on news events. “Previously our contributors were chained to the news desk for so many years, we thought they would have a little trouble opening up. That was not the case!” Boslow says.
“All of our commentators are extremely excited about this opportunity,”
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In addition to Rowlett, Dungan, Hill, Watson and Brady, also on board are:
Gary Cogill, formerly with WFAA
John Criswell, formerly with WFAA and KDFW
Debbie Denmon, formerly with WFAA
Jolene DeVito, formerly with WFAA
Suzie Humphreys, formerly with WFAA
Iola Johnson, formerly with WFAA and KTVT
Scott Murray, formerly with KXAS
Robert Riggs, formerly with KTVT
John Sparks, producer and writer formerly with WFAA, KXAS, KTVT and KDFW
“I have the opportunity to say on camera what I’ve been saying in my living room to my TV screen. We can do that on air now!” DeVito says.
About The Texas Daily
Hosted by former news anchor Jeff Brady, The Texas Daily is a morning news and commentary show that airs from 8-9 a.m. Monday through Friday on KTXD-TV, channel 47. (See list of cable stations below.) It is hosted and anchored by some of Dallas and Fort Worth’s best-loved anchors through the past three decades. The Texas Daily is affiliated with CNN and offers only news that is relevant to its DFW audience. Like The Texas Daily on Facebook, www.facebook.com/
Based in Addison, Texas, KTXD-TV, channel 47, is owned by London Broadcasting Company, who also owns 17 television stations in five markets across Texas. KTXD is the ME-TV affiliate for DFW. In addition to The Texas Daily, KTXD-TV is launching Texas Living, a Texas Lifestyle show hosted by Hilary Kennedy, TV host, published author and Emmy Award winner, and Southern Living Editor-at-Large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, author and television personality. Like them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/
Viewers can tune into KTXD-TV on channel 47 on Dish Network, DIRECTV and AT&T; channels 24 and 428 on Time Warner; channel 18 on Verizon; channel 249 on Comcast Xfinity; and channel 22 on Charter Communications.
For more information, contact Karen Carrera, 972.207.1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.