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Larry Collins, Hannah Davis, Chris Sadeghi join D-FW TV newsrooms

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New D-FW reporters Larry Collins, Hannah Davis and Chris Sadeghi.

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Larry Collins is coming soon to NBC5, marking the Fort Worth station’s second announced reporter hiring this week. And Hannah Davis and Chris Sadeghi are newly in place at TEGNA8 as both stations gear up for the fall.

Collins, who has been with Baltimore’s WBFF-TV for the last two years, won’t be arriving at NBC5 until Oct. 15th, vice president of programming Brian Hocker confirmed Wednesday. He’ll be an early morning reporter. Collins also has worked at TV stations in Charleston, S.C., Alexandria, Louisiana and New Orleans, where he began as an assignments editor in 2003.

As previously posted, NBC5 also is adding reporter Homa Bash, who will join the station sometime in mid-September, Hocker said. The industry site tvspy.com reported Collins’ hiring earlier Wednesday, but had no specifics on his duties or start date.

TEGNA8 news director Carolyn Mungo as usual did not return a message asking about her station’s new hires. But in a memo to staffers obtained by unclebarky.com, Mungo said that Davis, a former producer who now bills herself as a “MMJ” (Multi-Media Journalist) on her resume, “will spend some of her time as a dayside MMJ in Collin County. I know Jobin (reporter Jobin Panicker) is thrilled to get some help in that ever growing part of our viewing area.”

Davis arrived last month from KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas, where she had been since 2011. During that time she transformed herself from a producer to an anchor/reporter. Both Davis and Collins are represented by the No Whining Talent Group.

TEGNA8 also has Sadeghi newly in play as an early morning reporter. He joins Monica Hernandez as a full-time Daybreak reporter while Marcus Moore will work that shift Wednesdays through Fridays after being transferred from TEGNA8’s 4 p.m. weekday newscast co-anchor to a weekend morning anchor post.

Sadeghi, who bears a resemblance to veteran sports radio talk personality Bob Sturm of “The Ticket” (1310 AM), previously had worked since 2010 at Austin’s KXAN-TV. He’s a University of Texas at Austin grad.

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