Veteran sports anchor-reporter Dave Crome (right) is leaving Dallas’s KDAF this week after 10+ years with the Tribune-owned station.
As Dallas media blogger Ed Bark points out, Crome’s departure leaves KDAF without any current sports staffers, as Crome’s onetime colleagues Desmond Purnell and Candice Crawford left the station earlier this year.
KDAF’s empty sports department has led some to speculate that the CW-affiliate will take a page from the playbook of WPIX, Tribune’s New York station, and cut the department altogether. News director David Duitch assures TVSpy that is not the case.
In a phone conversation yesterday, Duitch said that he has lined up two MMJs with Texas roots to cover sports for KDAF. Duitch expects the MMJs to start after the May book.
Here’s a recent report from Crome…