Channel 5 Dallas

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

KXAS Channel 5 reported that 158 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport had been canceled through noon.

While we await a call back concerning a Local TV News Rumor that may be a big nothin', here's a confirmed little something: KXAS-Channel 5's getting a new sports reporter. Actually, says Susan Tully, news director at KXAS, Rontina McCann is "the quintessential I-touch-all-the-product person," meaning that when McCann starts at the NBC owned-and-operated on February 10, she'll write, report, anchor, produce and do most anything else asked of her.

"She's got a great depth of ability," says Tully, confirming this heads-up that McCann's exiting her current gig at a Cincinnati FOX affiliate. "She's been in a very dynamic sports market." Says Tully, McCann's not replacing any one presently on-air at Channel 5, but a producer "whose name you wouldn't know who left for a better opportunity elsewhere."