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More changes at "The 33"

Michael Rey, Roni Proter and Aaron Smith

"The 33" has dropped reporter Michael Rey from its news team as part of an ongoing staff shakeup by news director David Duitch.

At the same time the Dallas-based CW station has added reporter Aaron Smith, who arrives from Waco's KCEN-TV, and Dallas native Roni Proter, who will cover entertainment news after earlier hosting Simply Beautiful on Veria TV and Metroscene TV out of Chicago.

Rey joined "The 33" in April 2006 as a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor on 9 p.m. local newscasts. Before that he co-anchored WFAA8's Daybreak program with Debbie Denmon before the station replaced them with Justin Farmer and Jackie Hyland, both of whom since have left for other markets.

Rey also anchored at the TXCN cable news network after earlier logging 15 years at KVIL-FM in a variety of positions.

Smith is a Texas State University graduate who previously was a reporter and weekend anchor at KETK-TV in Tyler, TX before filling those same positions at KCEN. He's a Michigan native.

Proter's station biography and personal Web site says she began her broadcasting career "in a small Texas town" as a reporter for an NBC station.