NBC5 hires Pat Doney as Matt Barrie's weekend sports anchor replacement (updated)
03/04/13 02:46 PM
By ED BARK
Matt Barrie's last day as NBC5's weekend sports anchor was Sunday, and the station already has his replacement inked.
He's Pat Doney of Fox affiliate WDRB-TV in Louisville, who joined that station in July 2010.
"Excited to announce I'll be the new weekend sports anchor at NBCDFW," Doney tweeted Monday afternoon. "My wife and I are sad to leave Lville, but excited about what's ahead."
As previously posted, Barrie is joining ESPN after a five-year stay with Fort Worth-based NBC5. Doney is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, and started his broadcasting career in 2007 as a sports intern at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, according to his WDRB bio.
He also has worked at stations in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Fayetville, Arkansas.
NBC5 hasn't officially announced Doney's hiring yet, but it's now fairly common for incoming personnel to break the news on their Twitter pages. Station spokesman Brian Hocker said Doney tentatively will start at NBC5 on April 22nd. His last day at WDRB is April 12th, Doney said via Twitter.