Anchor-reporter Keith Garvin cutting ties with CBS11 (updated with comments from Garvin)
08/15/12 08:21 PM
By ED BARK
Anchor-reporter Keith Garvin is leaving CBS11 after nearly three years with the Fort Worth-based station and its sister operation, TXA21.
His departure was confirmed Wednesday night by director of communications Lori Conrad, who said his last day will be on Aug. 20th.
In a later email reply, Garvin said he's "proud of all my work at CBS11, but especially proud of the time I spent in Afghanistan to tell the stories of North Texas soldiers deployed there. I also can say my CBS11 colleagues are not only some of the hardest working people in the industry, but many of them have become dear, lifelong friends. I'm also thankful for North Texas viewers, who were always kind to me."
Garvin apparently has another position lined up. "As soon as I can reveal my next move, I'll be sure to let you know!" he said.
He arrived in November 2009 from NBC-owned WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. His initial assignment was as co-anchor of TXA21's now defunct First In Prime local newscasts, where he replaced Chris Salcedo.
In October 2011, Garvin joined Lisa Pineiro as co-anchor of CBS11's early morning newscast after Scott Sams' contract wasn't renewed. Pineiro eventually was dropped and Garvin got re-assigned in June of this year after former NBC5 early morning anchor Brendan Higgins was hired to work the same shift at CBS11. He's now teaming with fellow newcomer Adrienne Bankert
For the past two months, Garvin has been a reporter and fill-in anchor for CBS11. There is no word yet on his future plans.