Veteran WFAA8 reporter Cynthia Vega leaves station
08/23/12 03:16 PM
By ED BARK
It continues to be a very turbulent summer for arrivals and departures at D-FW television stations.
The latest to call it a day is veteran WFAA8 reporter Cynthia Vega, who joined the ABC affiliate in spring 2000. She is best known for her live street reporting on WFAA8's early morning Daybreak program.
Several sources confirmed Vega's departure Thursday, and her "News Team" bio already has been removed from WFAA8's website. WFAA8 spokesman Dave Muscari so far has not returned an email asking about Vega.
Her departure pretty much rubs out the on-camera anchors and reporters hired by former WFAA8 news director David Duitch, who had that position from August 1999 to December 2004. Only reporter Steve Stoler, hired in December 2002, remains as a Duitch alum. And he was already in the D-FW market, working at rival Fox4 before jumping to WFAA8.
Debbie Denmon, Macie Jepson, Chris Heinbaugh, Dan Ronan and Jeff Brady, all Duitch hires, previously left WFAA8 for varying reasons. Earlier this summer, Duitch ended a four-year tenure as Dallas-based CW33's news director. He is now editor of The Dallas Morning News' website, dallasnews.com.