Dallas Anchor Leaving the Anchor Desk

WFAA Anchor Shelly Slater says that she is stepping away from the anchor desk to....say it with me....spend more time with her family. 

Slater has been at the station for a decade and anchored the 4PM and 6PM newscast. 

Ed Bark reports that staffers learned of the shakeup Tuesday afternoon. So far, newcomer Alisha Laventure and Jason Wheeler have been tabbed to co-anchor the 4 p.m. newscasts while Marcus Moore is being moved to the weekend morning co-anchor slot in place of Laventure. He’ll also contribute to the weekday Daybreak program.

Slater said she was offered a “nice contract” by TEGNA8 “but I asked to step away from the 4 and 6 p.m. news as an anchor. I will be working only a few days per month turning special stories for the 10 p.m. news, on my mom schedule. It’s going to be great. I get to still tell stories and see my Channel 8 family, while focusing on the craziness that comes with three boys!” 

Her third child was born in January after Slater went into labor while co-anchoring the 4 p.m. news.