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NBC5 reporter Ellen Bryan is latest to leave D-FW TV news scene


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Departure flights from D-FW television news rooms continue at a steady pace. NBC5 early morning reporter Ellen Bryan is the latest to leave. She’ll be joining CBS affiliate WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. after just a two-year stay in this market.

Bryan, the former 2011 Miss Ohio, said on her Facebook page Friday that she’s “ready for the next adventure at WUSA in Washington, D.C., but it’s hard to say goodbye to my NBC5 Today family. Thank you for letting me grow and learn from all of you.” Her last day at NBC5 was on Friday. She arrived at the station in April 2014 from the ABC affiliate station in Lexington, KY. Her new Washington, D.C. employer is owned by TEGNA, which also runs Dallas-based WFAA-TV (TEGNA8).

Bryan’s exit pulls NBC5 into a tie with TEGNA8 for the most on-camera newsroom departures since the start of 2014 to the present. Each station has seen 11 employees go elsewhere for a wide variety of reasons, including retirement. CBS11 easily is the clubhouse leader with 18 departures during that period while Fox4 has been comparatively stable with eight. That’s a grand total of 47 in two years, three months.

Since just the first of this year, seven full-time anchors or reporters (or both) have left Fox4, NBC5, WFAA8 and CBS11.

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