Dallas Reporter Getting out of the TV Biz


Another person bolting the TV news world for PR. 

The revoking door at BELO's WFAA in Dallas continues to turn.

Ed Bark reports that Steve Stoler, who joined the station in December 2002, has decided to take a position as director of media relations for the City of Plano.

Collin County, where Plano is located, has been Stoler’s primary beat for the last decade.

Stoler’s last day at WFAA8 will be December 6th. He is scheduled to begin his new job three days later.

WFAA8 news director Carolyn Mungo later confirmed Stoler’s departure and he then sent an extended reflection on his 34 years in television news and the “exciting new opportunity” awaiting him. Rival station Fox4, where Stoler worked for 17 years before joining WFAA8, initially informed its news staff via email of his decision to leave WFAA8.