Tegna Names New Main Anchor in Dallas

Longtime WFAA Anchor John McCaa announced earlier this year his plans to retire.

It appears that the Tegna station has found his replacement up in DC.

WFAA announced that Chris Lawrence will join the station in January 2019.

Lawrence currently works at WRC in the nation's capital.

The station says that Lawrence will co-anchor station evening news broadcasts with Cynthia Izaguirre.

Lawrence joined the Washington, D.C. station in January 2014, where he anchors and reports.

Prior to that, he spent a decade working at CNN where he covered national security issues as a Pentagon Correspondent.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris and his family to WFAA and North Texas,” said Brad Ramsey, WFAA President and General Manager. “Chris’ resume speaks for itself, as he has covered some of the most impactful stories of our time, but we are most excited about his ability to connect with the local audience and his interest in helping WFAA continue to lead the way on innovation.”