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The thin man: a look back at Mike Snyder's opening moments as Ch. 5's lead male anchor

Arrgh, has it really been that long? A crystal clear, newly posted youtube video revisits Mike Snyder's debut as KXAS-TV's 6 and 10 p.m. anchor in April 1992.

His desk mate, then and now, is Jane McGarry, who welcomes him to her casbah.

Snyder, who replaced Brad Wright, then tells McGarry he's already been at Channel 5 for 12 years and "I hope to be here at least another 12."

So far it's been just over 16 years and counting in the captain's chair. But a new president/general manager is coming soon to the now NBC-owned Channel 5, with old boss Tom O'Brien moving up and out to take over the network's flagship station in New York City. So we'll see what we shall see in the coming months.
Ed Bark