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NBC5 tabs Tulsa's Kristin Dickerson as weekend co-anchor


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Fort Worth-based NBC5 has hired Amanda Guerra’s replacement as weekend evening co-anchor. But her arrival will take a while.

Kristin Dickerson, who’s spent the last 12 years at Tulsa’s KTUL-TV after joining the ABC affiliate as an intern, is set to start at NBC5 on July 5th, vice president of programming Brian Hocker said Tuesday morning. Her last day with KTUL is June 10, the station said in an announcement on its website. “That’s a 55-market jump! It’s a big deal in the TV biz!” KTUL enthused. Dallas-Fort Worth is the country’s No. 5 TV market.

In her station bio, Dickerson says she’s “an Emmy-nominated anchor and solo journalist for (KTUL’s) 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts . . . When breaking news happens, I take the newscasts to the field.”

Dickerson, an Oklahoma State University graduate, says she learned how to “shoot and edit my own projects” in 2011. She also notes that “celebrity reporting has allowed me to travel to the sets of Dancing with the Stars, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.”

Guerra left NBC5 in late March, telling viewers that “I’m going to go spend some time with my family.” Co-anchor Cory Smith added that Guerra is “taking a time out from TV.”

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