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Barrs Departing KDFW Newsroom

We hear KDFW Dallas VP/News Director Maria Barrs is departing the Fox-owned station for a new gig elsewhere, perhaps on the West Coast.

She’s been at the station for 17 years, and news director since 1998. Her last day is this Friday.

KDFW VP/GM Kathy Saunders says in a statement:

“Maria has been an important part of the KDFW news team. We appreciate her hard work and dedication during her 17-year tenure with our station.”

No replacement has been named at KDFW, and Barrs has not revealed where she is moving to.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.