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Phoenix's Kaley O'Kelley will be Karen Borta's anchor successor at CBS11

Kaley O’Kelley, who has co-anchored an early morning show in Phoenix for the past five years, will be Karen Borta’s successor as CBS11’s new 5,6 and 10 p.m. weekday news anchor. Lots of details, plus a video, on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

He was ready for his closeup. But Mark Cuban mostly got screen out of his singing appearance at celebrity-drenched Colbert Report finale

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was among the mega-gaggle of celebrities serenading Stephen Colbert with “We’ll Meet Again” on The Colbert Report finale.

But he inadvertently got screened out of his closeup. Get the details and comments from Cuban on another big aspect of the night on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

And to all a good night: our annual alphabetical list of D-FW TV news departures (and it's a lengthy one)

When and why did they leave? And where are they now? Unclebarky.com tracks 2014’s departures of on-air D-FW TV news personalities. It’s become an annual “tradition” -- and the list was quite long this year. Take a look on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, Episode 4 of Uncle Barky’s Countdown to Christmas has a holiday howler in which Conan O’Brien has visual evidence of all the local TV stations that had stories beginning with, “It’s OK. You can admit it if you’ve bought an item or two or 10 for yourself.” Check out the Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark

Sunrise surprise: veteran CBS11 anchor Karen Borta moving from nights to early mornings while Adrienne Bankert is moving on

End of the year surprises usually come on Christmas Day. But CBS11 sprung a big one Thursday by confirming that veteran 5, 6 and 10 p.m. anchor Karen Borta indeed is moving to the early morning news after nearly 20 years at the D-FW station. She says it’s her choice. All the details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Farewell to Craig Ferguson and Stephen Colbert, who end their distinguished runs this week

Their departures this week can’t hope to generate the mega-publicity surrounding the late night exits of Johnny Carson and, on May 20th of next year, David Letterman. But both Craig Ferguson and Stephen Colbert are worthy of fond if much quieter sendoffs. And we do so on the Network News & Reviews page.
Ed Bark