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Amy Vanderoef exiting Gannett8's Good Morning Texas


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Amy Vanderoef, a longstanding co-host of Dallas-based Gannett8’s Good Morning Texas, will be leaving the show early next month.

Her last day is March 6th, Vanderoef confirmed in a telephone interview Wednesday. She joined GMT in 2006, with Gary Cogill and Brenda Teele Jackson the other co-hosts back then.

“There’s no mud-slinging, no slammed doors,” Vanderoef said. “We just couldn’t come to terms on my contract so we decided to part ways. We’re both sad about it. I’m looking forward to whatever’s next. Sometimes you have to take the leap without a net. You can stay in your comfort zone, but sometimes you have to find the magic.”

Vanderoef continues to be represented by the Dallas-based Campbell Agency, and hopes to step up her voice-over and commercial work. She’s also with The Rodney Anderson Show (11 a.m. weekdays on News Talk Radio 1190 AM).

The former 2001 Miss Connecticut USA said she “left the door open” to occasionally freelance on GMT, which airs from 9 to 10 a.m. weekdays. The show’s holdover hosts are Paige Smith, Carrie McClure, Mike Castellucci and Shannon Powell Hart.

Gannett8 news director Carolyn Mungo did not return an earlier email asking for comment on Vanderoef’s departure.

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