NBC5 nighttime weekend anchor Amanda Guerra leaving the station (updated)
03/26/16 04:31 PM
By ED BARK
@unclebarkycom on Twitter
The exodus continues from D-FW television newsrooms, with another surge in recent days.
The latest to leave is NBC5’s Amanda Guerra, who co-anchors the station’s weekend nighttime newscast and also reports on weekdays. Her last day will be March 30th, several sources confirm to unclebarky.com. She has been co-anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. Saturday newscasts and the 5 and 10 p.m. Sunday editions.
Guerra reportedly is getting out of the TV news business for the time being after joining NBC5 in June 2011 from Oklahoma City’s KOCO-TV. She is a graduate of Dallas’ Ursuline Academy and has a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. Guerra and NBC5 vice president of programming Brian Hocker so far have not returned messages asking for comment.
(On Sunday, Guerra confirmed her departure to unclebarky.com. On that night’s 10 p.m. newscast, co-anchor Cory Smith said she’s “taking a time out from TV” before a tearful Guerra said, “I’m going to go spend some time with my family.”)
On Friday, NBC5 lost its weekday morning reporter, Ellen Bryan, who is joining the staff of Washington, D.C.’s WUSA-TV. Earlier last week, it became official that CBS11 chief meteorologist Larry Mowry is moving to Chicago’s WLS-TV after eight years in D-FW.
Guerra will be the eighth reporter or anchor (or both) to leave a D-FW news room this year. Since the start of 2014, a total of 48 on-camera personnel have departed the scene. CBS11 still “leads” with 17, with NBC5 now in second place with 12. During that same period, TEGNA8 has had 11 departures and Fox4, eight.
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