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Ray Villeda leaving, Meredith Yeomans arrives at NBC5

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Departure/arrival at NBC5: Ray Villeda & Meredith Yeomans

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While I was away . . .

Fort Worth-based NBC5 is losing one reporter, gaining another.

Ray Villeda, who joined the station in October 2011, is moving on up to WNBC-TV in New York City. He grew up in the Big Apple.

“It’s official!” Villeda tweeted. “Couldn’t be more grateful for the amazing people and incredible stories I’ve been able to tell.”

News director Susan Tully tweeted her approval: “Good things happen to great team members.” she said.

NBC5 also has a new reporter, Meredith Yeomans, who started on May 18th after working at Sherman/Denison’s KTEN-TV since December 2012. The University of South Florida graduate also has been a news room staffer at TV stations in Phoenix, Houston and Tampa, FL.

Name dropping -- A vigilant reader notes that Sunday’s Season 2 premiere of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, a 1980s drama set in the “Silicon Prairie” of Texas, included a reference to a news reporter named Chip Rowlett.

That’s a reference to the late Chip Moody and the still ticking Tracy Rowlett, both of whom were prominent Dallas news anchors during that period.

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