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Former WFAA8 reporter Bert Lozano hospitalized after heart attack

Former WFAA8 reporter Bert Lozano, 42, suffered a heart attack over the weekend and is in "stable but critical condition," the station reported on its website Monday.

Several WFAA8 staffers also tweeted the news, with reporter Steve Stoler saying that Lozano is "on life support." Reporters Jason Whitely and David Schechter both termed the heart attack "major."

"The family of Bert Lozano thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers," said a statement on wfaa.com. "The family will provide updates as they learn more about his condition."

Lozano left WFAA8 in February 2007 after three years at the station. He then immediately joined the global Weber Shandwick public relations firm, and has continued to work out of the company's Dallas office. Before joining WFAA8, Lozano spent five years as a reporter at KSAT-TV in San Antonio.

While at WFAA8, Lozano's live 2006 report on a grass fire near Lake Lewisville in The Colony was compromised by a streaker who ran past him while tooting an air horn. In recounting the incident to unclebarky.com, Lozano said that he at first at first felt "totally humiliated," but later was able to joke about a clip that eventually received heavy national play.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bert as he goes about the very serious business of hopefully making a full recovery.