WFAA Anchor Taking Reduced Role at Station

By Kevin Eck 

WFAA anchor Shelly Slater is transitioning to a new role with a reduced schedule to spend more time with her family.

“I’m making this decision for three reasons,” Slater said. “[My sons] Hutcheson, Hawkins, and Halston.”

The Dallas ABC affiliate says Slater will become a special contributor on Saturday, Oct. 1. “She will have three stories a month in the 10 p.m. newscast and will continue to represent the station at special events, on social media, and as she put it, she will ‘still be part of the News 8 family.'”

“I couldn’t be more proud of the decision Shelly is making,” news director Carolyn Mungo said. “Being a mom in this business is not easy. Lucky for us and our audience, Shelly will remain as an important contributor to all of our platforms.”

She stops anchoring on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10 years to the date she started at WFAA.