Sports Anchor Rips WFAA Management On-Air

By Andrew Gauthier 


One can only imagine what it must have been like off-camera at Dallas-based WFAA8 Tuesday.

Hopping mad about the station’s decision to air a secretly recorded barroom video of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, veteran sports anchor Dale Hansen blistered WFAA8 management and television news in general during a markedly pointed “Unplugged” commentary on that night’s 10 p.m. newscast.


The brief and grainy video, which originated on, includes a sometimes profane Jones trashing both former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. WFAA aired it in its entirety on early evening and late night newscasts with a printed, partially edited transcript. More…