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Tracy Rowlett

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    After a Six-Decade Marriage, DMN and WFAA Call it Quits

    The decades-long alliance between the city's best local news station and its only daily newspaper is over. NBC 5 reported yesterday that it has teamed up with The Dallas Morning News and that the two outlets "will join together on important content like weather, politics and breaking news" in print ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    George Who? Dallas Opera Lands New General Director, Keith Cerny.

    Keith Cerny​Just got back in the office to find the announcement: Liar-liar-pants-on-fire George Steel's unholy ghost has finally been exorcised by the Dallas Opera, which this morning named 47-year-old Keith Cerny its new general director -- which is big enough news Bloomberg and The New York Tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    As Jeff Brady Departs Local TV, Tracy Rowlett Weighs In On the "Sad and Bad Place"

    Those interested in the state of local TV news may want to peek at Uncle Barky's item from late last week concerning the March departure of WFAA-Channel 8 anchor Jeff Brady. He's exiting the ABC affiliate to enter the world of ... PR! And news of his resignation (says 'FAA brass, it was an "an amica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008
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    September 15, 2008

    All Shale Tracy Rowlett!

    Nice photo of Tracy Rowlett in this morning's New York Times, in a story about Chesapeake Energy Corporation's Shale.tv, due to launch sometime this month. As you no doubt recall, the former KTVT-Channel 11 anchor doesn't take kindly to folks who dismiss the site as an online informercial for the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Tracy Rowlett's New Boss at ShaleTV Makes Confusing Case for Advertorials

    In case you missed yesterday's All Things Considered, the National Public Radio show ran a lengthy segment about the Barnett Shale and, more specifically, Chesapeake Energy's efforts to sell urban gas drilling to the folks getting drilled. And, yes, among the subjects discussed is ShaleTV, which hir ... More >>

  • 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

    July 10, 2008
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    January 17, 2008

    Ed Barks, Tracy Bites Back

    Uncle Barky'd like for us to remind you to clear the calendar Saturday: It's time for the second live-to-hard-drive taping of the Uncle Barky Show at Stratos across the street from Bachman Lake, this time with the ain't-quite-retired Tracy Rowlett of KTVT-Channel 11. Show's at 4 p.m., and from all a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Tracy Rowlett's Not Retiring. Not Yet.

    So, he told us in February he was done with the news business -- was gonna take some time off, spend time with the missus and family, maybe do some teaching at SMU. Not so fast: KTVT-Channel 11 just sent word that Tracy Rowlett has signed a contract extension that "will postpone Rowlett’s planned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Doug Dunbar Is Now Channel 11's Hardest-Working Anchorman

    Channel 11's new weatherman, Larry Mowry, likes turkey sandwiches, Poison, Oprah Winfrey and working out. KTVT-Channel 11 just shipped out a mediawide missive in which it announces a few changes to its nightly-news line-up. Chief among the alterations: Doug Dunbar, already anchoring the station's 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Ed Bark, Liver Than You'll Ever Be

    Ed Bark -- Uncle Barky, to you -- sends word that beginning December 1, he'll be hosting a "monthly live interview show where his readers can talk about the media and meet local radio and television personalities." It'll kick off at 2 p.m. at Stratos Global Greek Taverna on Northwest Highway, near B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Uh, Jim, You Actually Called Mayor Tom a "Lackey" on TV Last Night

    Jim now says he was "ill" during Tracy Rowlett's visit two weeks ago. So that explains it... So Tracy Rowlett did in fact use our interview on his weekly “Perspectives” mini-show last night. I liked the piece very much, mostly because it gave me an opportunity to call Mayor Tom Leppert a flunky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Clearly, Tracy Rowlett Is Not Spending His Retirement Years Wisely

    Tracy Rowlett and Jim Schutze -- man, it's like an episode of Iconoclasts, only without the piano. Wow. Legendary Dallas newsman-anchor Tracy Rowlett just left Unfair Park HQ after spending an hour here with a camera crew. Also with him was John Sparks, KTVT-Channel 11’s executive producer for inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Dodd Done at Channel 11

    Say it ain't so: KTVT-Channel 11's Sarah Dodd is no longer KTVT-Channel 11's Sarah Dodd. Unfair Park just received a copy of the memo Channel 11's president and general manager Steve Mauldin sent to the staff today, and he celebrates Dodd's myriad achievements at the CBS affiliate without offering a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Tracy Rowlett for Mayor

    If you missed last night's debate twixt Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley -- and you did -- you can watch it again its entirety right here, courtesy KTVT-Channel 11. Or you can watch it in segments, as Channel 11 has kindly broken it down into DVD-ready scene selections that have such titles as " Tom Lepper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Leppert and Oakley: Let's Get It On

    Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley, meet your worst nightmare: Tracy Rowlett. OK, I dunno about all that, but the KTVT-Channel 11 anchor-on-his-way-out will, a week from tonight, moderate a half-hour debate (really, that's all -- the length of an episode of According to Jim?) twixt the two mayoral candidates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007
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    April 26, 2007
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    April 6, 2007

    Lucky 13 for 11?

    It's a good Friday, all right, when we have a reason to post a pic of Gina Miller. Look, that's just how we roll. Ed Bark, as always, does the math so you don't have to: He counts it up, and with the announcement this week that Scott "I Never Said That" Sams would be returning to DFW TV on April 23 ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Tracy Rowlett Talks About Leaving Channel 11, The Good Ol' Days and and Stations Obsessed With "Car Wrecks and Fires"

    This morning, we mentioned that KTVT-Channel 11 anchor Tracy Rowlett would be retiring in July 2008. We weren't necessarily shocked by the news; rumors of Rowlett's leaving have been circulating for months, if not years. (He's been through two contracts since moving to Channel 11 from WFAA-Channel 8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007
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    January 2, 2007

    The Good Ol' Days at Channel 8

    John Criswell may not be on TV anymore, but he's still lookin' good. The other day, BlogMaverick hisself Mark Cuban was bemoaning the lack of actual user-generated content on YouTube. Seems all you're getting on the site these days are repeated postings of "Dick in a Box" and and movie trailers. Ask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Man Crushing on Tony Romo

    Last night wasn't an easy one for Tony Romo. He has to endure KTVT-Channel 11 sports anchor Babe Laufenberg's cheap-ass come-ons during "The Score": graphic gags involving Romo's head being Photoshopped onto Mount Rushmore and a Hall of Fame bust. (Only days earlier, during a 10 p.m. newscast, ancho ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Letters

    All the Best Jai and My New Man Love Her, Hate Her

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best TV News Show

    CBS Channel 11 at 10 p.m.

  • News

    June 24, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best TV News Anchor

    Tracy Rowlett, KTVT-TV Channel 11

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Me and My Beaver

    Plus: Where's Newy?

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    New News

    Steve Mauldin returns to KTVT as general manager

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Morning Glory

    Channel 11's Rene Syler makes a big-market leap, and the press jumps her, of course

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best TV News Anchor

    Tracy Rowlett, Channel 11

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    9/11/02

    One year later, local media struggle to make sense of the terrorist attacks--and their own coverage

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Dog Bites Belo

    How many lawyers does it take to make a media company a punch line?

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Middle of the Pack

    A new survey confirms Channel 8 is slipping in the standings that count

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Local TV News Anchor

    Jane McGarry, NBC 5 (KXAS-TV Channel 5)

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Local TV News Show

    CBS 11 (KTVT-TV Channel 11)

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Retreat

    The Morning News ends its battle in Arlington with a whimper

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    We're No. 3!

    Tracy Rowlett and a lot of cash are making Channel 11 better--not that you're watching

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Local TV News Show

    Weeknight broadcasts on KTVT-TV Channel 11

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sleeping with the enemy

    Channel 11 and the Star-Telegram join forces against Channel 8 and the Morning News

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Buzz

    Bark, don't bite

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    A clockwork Buzz

    1999, the year Bill Rojas brought panic and paranoia to DISD. But was there any other good news? Buzz takes a look back.

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Buzz

    The official word from the DMN on its arena investment

  • News

    May 6, 1999
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    October 17, 1996

    'One, two, teeth, teeth, teeth!'

    If Dallas' rich and famous want to see their names in print, they better smile for Tom and Agness Robertson

  • News

    July 11, 1996
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    October 26, 1995
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