August 5, 2010

WFAA-TV Set to Relocate Tarrant County News Facilities to Vibrant New West 7th Development in Fort Worth

Dallas, Texas -WFAA (Channel 8) has announced that it will relocate the station's Tarrant County newsroom and broadcast facilities to the new West 7th development in Fort Worth located at the corner of West 7th and Foch Streets. The station's newsroom has been located for many years in the city's Summit Building.

"This growing new development is a vibrant, high traffic region, well suited to be the center of our Tarrant County news operation," said Mike Devlin, WFAA president and general manager.

"It is a thriving area where people gather to work, live and participate in a variety of activities. Our new location will open our doors further, and mean even greater opportunities to connect with newsmakers and viewers. It will also provide plenty of increased visibility within the community for WFAA station projects and our Tarrant County news operation."

West 7th will serve as the operational center and home base for WFAA's Tarrant County newsroom. Beginning November 1, news crews and other personnel will work out of the new facility, and broadcast live reports on the station's newscasts at 5-7 a.m., noon, 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

West 7th is a high-traffic, bustling 13-acre development area in Fort Worth. It is located in close proximity to a number of important coverage areas including downtown, TCU, the city's cultural district and other high growth zones connected to the UNT Health Science Center.

"Our goal is to provide viewers the best news coverage possible in Tarrant County and throughout the north Texas area," said Devlin, "Beyond the obvious visibility opportunities, the West 7th location will also afford our news crews even quicker access to a variety of critical coverage areas in Fort Worth and all of Tarrant County."

WFAA is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Dave Muscari, WFAA vice president/product development at 214-977-6490.