WFAA, the Tegna station in Dallas, hired anchor/reporter Chris Lawrence in the fall.
Tonight he will make his debut on the station as the co-anchor of its evening newscasts alongside Cynthia Izaguirre.
He joined the station from WRC, the NBC station in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he worked at CNN, where he covered national security issues as the Pentagon correspondent.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris and his family to WFAA and North Texas,” said Brad Ramsey, WFAA president and general manager. “Chris’ resume speaks for itself, as he has covered some of the most impactful stories of our time, but we are most excited about his ability to connect with the local audience and his interest in helping WFAA continue to lead the way on innovation.”
Lawrence previously worked for CBS Newspath, where he reported from Rome on the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
He has also covered local news for stations in Detroit, Syracuse, N.Y., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.