Dallas Reporter Headed to the Big Apple


WFAA Reporter Jonathan Betz, who joined the station back in  March 2008, said Thursday on his Facebook page that he’s accepting a job in New York City.

“I can’t say exactly where I’ll be working yet, but I’ll still be doing the news,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity, and I’m extremely excited.” Betz said he’ll also miss “all the great people here -- especially at Channel 8.”

Maybe he will be filling this job.

Betz joined the station from WWL-TV in New Orleans and also worked at KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He’s a Richardson High School graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism and international relations from Syracuse University. Betz also has filled in as a weekend anchor at WFAA8. 

WFAA8 news director Carolyn Mungo has informed WFAA8 staffers of Betz’s departure in a memorandum that, at his request, contained no further details on his NYC destination. 

H/T Ed Bark