Just About Done in Dallas


Longtime Dallas Anchor John McCaa says that he is signing off from Tegna's WFAA.

This is not his two weeks notice mind you.... he will be sticking around till March of next year. 

has decided to retire from the station in March of next year after declining a management offer to stay aboard.

Ed Bark writes that McCaa, 64, joined TEGNA8 in 1984, originally as a reporter in the Dallas-based station’s Fort Worth bureau. He has been anchoring weekday newscasts since December 1991, when he teamed with the late Chip Moody on the ABC affiliate’s 5 p.m. editions. Since August 2002, McCaa has been part of the station’s 10 p.m. weeknight anchoring duo, first with the now retired Gloria Campos and now with Cynthia Izaguirre. A rotating tri-anchor system earlier was briefly in place. 

“Am I ready? In some ways yes, in some ways no,” McCaa says in his retirement statement. “Management has graciously asked me to stay longer, and I have politely declined. It is not easy to step away from a business in which you have worked for two-thirds of your life and loved even longer. I have always accepted as true that God gave me the opportunities I have had in this field and no one could keep them from me. But that when God decided it was time for me to quit, there would be nothing I could do to successfully continue in this profession. Having sensed that it is that time, I am stepping away.”