WFAA8 hires two new weekend anchors
01/19/10 02:55 PM
By ED BARK
Dallas-based WFAA8 is adding two new weekend anchors, station management confirmed Tuesday.
Shon Gables, who had been freelancing at WPIX-TV in New York and also hosting the syndicated Black Enterprise Business Report, will be the ABC station's new morning weekend anchor, starting next week.
Casey Norton, a weekend anchor with Seattle's KOMO-TV since 2007, will co-anchor WFAA8's Sunday night newscasts and also report four days a week. He's scheduled to join the station in March.
Debbie Denmon, the incumbent weekend morning anchor, will move to a weekend evening anchor slot. She has been with WFAA8 since October 2000.
Gables earlier co-anchored WCBS-TV's early morning newscasts in New York from 2003 to 2006. She also has guest-hosted on ABC's The View and formerly was married to Bryan Abrams of the defunct band Color Me Badd. The Oklahoma native also has worked at TV stations in Oklahoma City and Detroit.
Before joining KOMO, Norton spent seven years in Oklahoma, working as a morning news anchor at KOTV-TV in Tulsa and weekend news anchor at KWTV-TV in Oklahoma City. He's also been a sports reporter in Memphis and a reporter/photographer in Tyler, Texas.