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This just in: Sarah Dodd departs CBS11

High profile reporter/anchor Sarah Dodd has decided to leave CBS11. Her resignation was effective July 14th.

Dodd, who couldn't immediately be reached for comment, reportedly was dissatisfied with the new direction of the station under vice president of news Regent Ducas. His "urgent" approach to the news, most notably at 10 p.m., generally calls for a volley of quick-hit crime and tragedy stories at the top of newscasts.

CBS11 president and general manager Steve Mauldin praised Dodd's contributions in a note sent to staffers Thursday afternoon.

"She has been around the world covering important news for the station, including spending a month in Iraq covering the beginning of the war," Mauldin said in part. "Sarah has broken some of the biggest and most memorable stories at Dallas City Hall, and in 2006 won an Edward R. Murrow award for her work . . . We wish Sarah good luck in her future endeavors."

Dodd joined CBS11 in 2000 and in December married Dallas police chief David Kunkle. A splashy D Magazine cover story ensued. Before joining CBS11, the Baylor University grad worked at TV stations in Tyler, Waco and Oklahoma City.