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Former CW33 anchor Tom Crespo reunited with former newsroom boss

Anchor Tom Crespo, sacked nearly two years ago by Dallas-based CW33 as part of widespread makeover, has landed a spot as co-anchor of the featured weekday newscasts on KXII-TV, the Texoma-based CBS/Fox affiliate.

He'll be rejoining his old boss, Anthony Maisel, who last month was named news director at the station. KXII services both Texas and Oklahoma with a signal that reaches Ada, Ardmore, Durant, Sherman, Denison and Gainesville.

Crespo will join incumbent anchor Maureen Kane on Jan. 3rd, according to a TXII publicity release. Maisel hired him in 1998 while starting up a newscast from scratch at CW33. Crespo briefly survived Maisel's departure before being dropped in February 2009 by new news director David Duitch, who continues to run the Tribune-owned station's newsroom.

Maisel termed Crespo a "top-notch anchor and reporter" who is "dedicated to the community and will be a tremendous asset to our team."

Crespo, who's married with two sons, said in the release that the Sherman/Denison locale "has always been on my family's radar as an area that offers the kind of life style suited for raising our children."