Veteran WFAA Reporter Announces Retirement

By Kevin Eck 

Byron Harris is retiring from WFAA. Harris has worked at the Dallas ABC affiliate since 1974. His last day is Oct. 9.

“Byron’s body of work is so extensive that it is nearly impossible to adequately portray the impact and changes his reporting has produced,” said WFAA gm Mike Devlin. “Now, at age 68, he has decided to retire from broadcast television and enjoy this new phase of his life. We support his decision and wish Byron the very best.”

During his 40-year career, Harris has reported on everything from the Texas Savings and Loan fraud crisis to the antiquated Russian space program to covering wars in Somalia and Iraq. He’s won two Peabody Awards, four Edward R. Murrows Awards six duPont Awards.