The weekday morning news party in the DFW Metroplex has been starting at 4:30 a.m. for years and was first started by KDFW. It looks like they’re starting it up again and creating another first, just eight years after the last expansion.
Since yesterday, Wednesday, May 9th, KDFW’s weekday morning news, FOX 4 News – Good Day, became the first station in the DFW Metroplex market to expand to 4:00 a.m., a half-hour earlier than its rivals. Yes, the principal anchor duo of Tim Ryan and Lauren Przybyl, are also anchoring this half-hour too which means that they’re up all five hours from 4:00-9:00 a.m.
According to Uncle Barky’s Bytes, station staffers were informed of the earlier startup just one morning before it actually happened. Management reportedly didn’t want to tip Good Day’s hand to the competition.
In April of 2010, KDFW’s Good Day became the first D-FW morning show to turn the clock back from a 5:00 a.m. to a 4:30 a.m. start with KXAS 5 (NBC), WFAA 8 (ABC) and KTVT 11 (CBS) soon all followed suit.
Ryan, easily the dean of DFW’s early morning anchors, has been with the weekday morning newscast since 1995, his 23rd year. He’s one of the best the market has in the morning. No one else comes even close.
So there you have it. If you need to be up earlier than ever, then KDFW will help you out. Enjoy the 4:00 a.m. lifestyle, DFW. You may need it.
DISCLAIMER: Some of the information used in this story came from the DFW TV observer site, Uncle Barky’s Bytes, which covers TV news happenings in and around the DFW market, mainly KDFW 4, KXAS 5, WFAA 8 and KTVT 11.