Dumped in Dallas


Word is that KXAS in Dallas has parted ways with Morning Anchor Mark Hayes.

Has has been at the station less than 2 years. 

“I’m not going to say anything more than he’s no longer with us,” Vice president of programming Brian Hocker said to Ed Bark. 

Hayes, who made his on-air debut with NBC5 on May 7, 2012, emailed a statement Wednesday afternoon.

“After careful consideration and discussion with NBC5 management, we have mutually decided to part ways and end my tenure as co-anchor of NBC5 Today,” Hayes said. “My family and I have certainly adored being a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth community and have made some wonderful friends since our arrival.

“I’ve enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to play a major role at such a well-respected news operation and thank the viewers for their support. I’m grateful to (vice president of news) Susan Tully and all the managers at NBC5 for the opportunity and look forward to continuing my career in television news.” 

Several sources say Hayes’ departure may have been tied to an internal clash with news management on what constituted “good TV.” Sources say that early morning executive producer Tim Livingston, who joined NBC5 in January 2012, has been transferred to another position in tandem with Hayes’ departure.