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Fox4 sports anchor Mike Doocy going deeper into the night as host of new, homegrown program


Fox4 sports anchor Mike Doocy will be adding/subtracting air time.

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Fox4 will adding a locally produced half-hour program weeknights at 10:30 p.m. in early September, with veteran sports anchor Mike Doocy a key player.

In a staff memo obtained by unclebarky.com, Vice President/News Director Robin Whitmeyer dubbed the new program Free 4 All.

“Get ready for opinion, guests and yes, sports,” she said. Doocy and a co-host yet to be named will “interact on any and all sports issues, events and even the ‘news’ of the day,” Whitmeyer said.

The station will be dropping 10:30 p.m. repeats of Modern Family to accommodate the new show.

Whitmeyer quotes Doocy as saying, “I’m excited about the launch of our new show. Sports is a huge part of the fabric of DFW. It gives us the opportunity to expand on the topics that interest our viewers, while injecting some lively conversation along the way. We’ll laugh a little, cry a little, perhaps even sing a song or two.”

Doocy also will be giving up something -- his 6, 9 and 10 p.m. sports segments on Fox4 newscasts in exchange for the new role.

Whitmeyer bills Free 4 All as a “true team production of all departments -- news, production, engineering and creative services. We have lots of work to do. We look forward to your ideas and solutions.”

As reported by unclebarky.com just minutes earlier, Fox4 also will be expanding its Good Day program into the 9 to 10 a.m. hour this September.

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