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Once More, Scott Sams Shown the Door

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Seems like only yesterdayfour years ago that ex-WFAA-er Scott Sams was rescued from exile in Sherman (following this incident) and returned to the comforting embrace of Dallas, courtesy KTVT-Channel 11. Ed Bark told D at the time that despite Sam's bad rep when he left town, it was a smart move for the fourth-place morning show: "In the morning, of all the male anchors, he is clearly the brand name in Dallas, for better or worse."

But the early-riser need not rise so early any more: With a tip of the hat to Media Bistro, we note that Uncle Barky reported Thursday evening that Sams's contract with the CBS affiliate has not been renewed. "But we thank him for his contributions during the four years he was with us, and we wish him well," said Channel 11's communications director Lori Conrad. KTVT's morning news, incidentally, remains where it was upon Sams's arrival -- in fourth, due in large part to the network's own struggling morning show.

Ed hints that this guy -- an SMU graduate currently anchoring in Seattle -- may be Sams's replacement. When asked if KTVT has a time line for naming the next in line, Conrad told Unfair Park via email this morning, "No, not at this time."

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