John McCaa

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Now an Award-Winning Journalist, UNT's Mayborn School Says

    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wears many hats. He's a "man's man," a pizza lover, a terrible actor, the titular head of a major American city. He is also, you might be surprised to learn, a distinguished journalist. So says the University of North Texas' Mayborn School of Journalism. It has named him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Neighbor Called 911 On Pit Bulls Prior To Friday Morning Attack in M Streets

    ‚ÄčLate Friday afternoon, while we were still sifting through those comments for and against pit bulls (and their owners), Unfair Park HQ received a call from Jill Urban, who said she called 911 on those two "un-collared" pit bulls in the M Streets area some 20 minutes or more before the two dogs sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    All My Excess Lives in Texas

    Fingers crossed, WE will duplicate this joy tonight. Right?So I'm watching the Channel 8 news Monday night at 6:29 and after a sparkling fill-in sportscast by Ted Madden he alerts viewers that: " ... in the game, Texas already trails, 1-0." To which anchor Gloria Campos valiantly responds, "A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    John Updike Died This Morning

    Unfair Park just received this brief, sad missive from Nicholas Latimer, director of publicity for Knopf:It is with great sadness that I report that John Updike died this morning at the age of 76, after a battle with lung cancer. He was one of our greatest writers, and he will be sorely missed.JOHN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Updike, Smile

    As mentioned earlier, John Updike's last visit to Dallas was exactly one year ago, when he visited with WFAA-Channel 8's John McCaa at the NasherSalon 2008 Lecture Series. After the jump, a wonderful photo of the two men on the Nasher stage courtesy Kristen Gibbins, communications manager at the Nas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Jim Schutze and John McCaa, Kind of Like a Buddy Cop Film

    If you've always wondered what it'd be like to listen to Jim "The Great Optimist" Schutze talk to WFAA-Channel 8's John McCaa for, like, 12 uninterrupted minutes, today is your lucky day. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Tracy Rowlett: "We're Not Chumps Jumping Into the PR Side."

    Late yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing Tracy Rowlett say the word "vajayjay." And, no, he wasn't using it as a pejorative. We were talking about the changing face, or something, of news and how it's all one big commercial nowadays anyway. "Anything who's accusing me of selling out hasn't looke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    No Wonder Channel 5's Tanking. Mike Snyder's Disgusting

    Glory be to God on high: Uncle Barky says KXAS-Channel 5's inexplicable chart-topping success at 10 p.m. may soon be coming to an end, thanks to two things -- WFAA-Channel 8's dependable newcasts, anchored by beliked (uh...) stalwarts John McCaa and Gloria Campos, and Channel 5's desperate, icky obs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006
  • News

    December 23, 2004

    The Newy Factor

    How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best TV Sports Anchor

    Dale Hansen, WFAA-TV Channel 8

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best TV News Show

    Monday Mornings With Mattie

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Seeing Red

    Channel 8 is full of evil people--unless they return my phone calls

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best TV News Anchor

    Gloria Campos, WFAA Channel 8

  • News

    May 15, 1997
  • News

    March 27, 1997
  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Swann's Song

    How Dallas' most notorious landlady keeps socking it to City Hall