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TXA21 signs WRC-TV's Garvin as new "First in Prime" co-anchor (updated)

Keith Garvin, a veteran TV newsman who has spent the last three years at NBC-owned WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., will be the new co-anchor of TXA21's First in Prime 7 to 9 p.m. newscasts.

He'll be replacing Chris Salcedo and joining incumbent Tracy Kornet.

"I'm very much looking forward to joining the team at TXA21," Garvin said in an email Monday night to unclebarky.com. "I was raised in Bryan-College Station and have followed the Dallas-Fort Worth market for years."

TXA21, sister station of CBS11, hasn't officially announced the hire yet, so there's no specific information on Garvin's start date. He joined WRC in October 2006, and has been a weekend anchor for the station's News4 Today. Garvin also worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor on other WRC newscasts.

(Confirming Garvin's hiring in a news release Tuesday, CBS11 said he'll start anchoring in "mid-November.")

He previously spent three years at ABC News as a correspondent and substitute anchor. Garvin earlier worked at WTVD-TV in Raleigh, NC and is a graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno, where he had a football scholarship.

Salcedo's future at TXA21 is yet to be determined.

Also of note at CBS11/TXA21 -- John Knicely, hired less than two months ago as a freelance reporter, has already left the premises to take an anchoring job at CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in St. Louis.

Knicely had joined CBS11/TXA21 from WCCB-TV, the Fox station in Charlotte, N.C.