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Vega lands at DFW Airport (updated with comments from Vega)

Former WFAA8 reporter Cynthia Vega, who left the Dallas-based ABC affiliate late last month, has already booked an arriving flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

She began on Monday, Sept. 10th as the airport's manager of media relations after spending 12 years at WFAA8, mostly on the early morning shift.

David Magana, the airport's senior manager of public affairs, sent word Monday of Vega's new position. She'll be reporting to him.

In a telephone message, Vega said her resignation at WFAA8 was effective on Aug. 17th.

"I'm just grateful for the last 12 years at WFAA," she said. "I thought it was nothing more than an honor and a privilege to be able to report on the major news events of the day . . . Being at one of the best stations in the country was just a great time."

Vega said she also is "really excited about this new opportunity" at DFW Airport.

A number of D-FW reporters recently have left their stations for PR positions, including CBS11's Jay Gormley and WFAA8's Craig Civale and Casey Norton. Late last year another WFAA8 reporter, Chris Hawes, went to the "other side," as some reporters still say. And Debbie Denmon, whose contract wasn't renewed by WFAA8, is the new principal spokesperson for the Dallas County District Attorney's office.

Vega is a Yale University graduate who previously worked for TV stations in Boston, Orlando, FL and El Paso.