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Reporter Todd Unger vacating TEGNA8


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In search of new challenges, reporter Todd Unger of TEGNA8 has decided to leave the Dallas-based station after six years of very capably pounding the pavement.

He made the announcement Monday on his Facebook page.

“This isn’t easy to write but my time at WFAA (identified with its corporate owner in these spaces) is coming to an end,” Unger writes. “It’s my choice and although very difficult, the right one for where I am right now.”

Unger effusively praised his colleagues, ranging from producers to photographers to bosses who “always encourage us to be ourselves so we can find and tell stories in a unique way. That can be rare in this business. Most of all, everybody from top to bottom at Channel 8 are just good people. Finding that across the board can be even rarer.”

He arrived at TEGNA8 in January 2013 from Albuquerque’s KOAT-TV after an earlier stint at KPTM-TV in Omaha, Nebraska. TEGNA8 anchor Cynthia Izaguirre and reporter Lauren Zakalik likewise joined TEGNA8 from KOAT.

Unger said he plans to stay in broadcast journalism, but “during the next couple of months I’m going to do a little traveling near and far while exploring some new career opportunities.”

“To those of you that have let me share a story or two, I hope it didn’t disappoint,” he wrote. “To the viewers, simply ‘Thank you.’ “

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