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Catching up on D-FW news hires: Bianca Castro, Joangel Concepcion respectively join NBC5/Fox4 (updated Thursday a.m.)

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New to D-FW newsrooms: Bianca Castro (left), Joangel Concepcion.

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NBC5 has hired Bianca Castro from ABC affiliate WFTV-TV in Orlando, FL to co-anchor the Fort Worth-based station’s 4 p.m. newscasts.

She’ll start sometime in March and will join incumbent Kristi Nelson, vice president of news Susan Tully said in a memo to staffers. Castro also will be a reporter on NBC5’s 10 p.m. newscasts, Tully said.

Brian Curtis, currently co-anchoring at 4 p.m., remains on the 10 p.m. newscast and also has been filling in at 5 and 6 p.m. while the station decides “who/how to anchor” those editions, vice president of programming Brian Hocker said.

Former 5 and 6 p.m. co-anchor Marc Fein is now working the early morning anchor desk with holdover Deborah Ferguson and another new addition, Eric King. Those changes came when NBC5 and co-anchor Mark Hayes parted ways after less than two years.

Castro, a native Californian and Baylor University graduate, grew up in Plano and interned as a college student at Dallas-based WFAA8. She told the Orlando Sentinel that her last day at WFTV will be on Feb. 21st. Castro also worked at stations in Waco and Corpus Christi before joining WFTV in October 2010.

***Dallas-based Fox4 has announced that Joangel Concepcion will be joining the station on Feb. 17th as a general assignment reporter. Concepcion arrives from Rochester, NY’s WHEC-TV and also has reported for KVEO-TV in McAllen, TX. She’s a Temple University graduate, with Fox4 noting that Concepcion’s Twitter page describes her as a “fearless reporter.”

She spent two years with WHEC, which is an NBC affiliate station.

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