DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC 5 / KXAS-TV today announced that Deanna Dewberry will be its new consumer/investigative reporter and anchor NBC 5's 6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, newscast on digital channel 5.2. Dewberry joined the station earlier this month.
Dewberry will focus on uncovering issues important to North Texas consumers while Scott Friedman will continue to lead NBC 5's investigative unit.
Dewberry has been a news anchor and investigative reporter at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the past seven years. She was previously an anchor/reporter at Texas Cable News and WFAA in Dallas, KTHV in Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as KLBK and KCBD in Lubbock.
She earned her degree in journalism from the University of Texas in Austin and is a four-time Emmy Award winner, including three Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy Awards in 2011 for an investigative report, a feature report and anchoring. She has also been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, National Association of Black Journalists, Texas Speech Communication Association and the American Cancer Society.
"With the successful launch of our investigative team earlier this year, the timing is perfect for an experienced reporter like Deanna to take on issues very practical to us as consumers," said Susan Tully, NBC 5 Vice President of News.
"I love what I do for a living and believe in the service provided a community by strong investigative reporting. Having the opportunity to join the extraordinary team of journalists at NBC 5 and do what I love in my native Texas is an absolute joy. It's good to be home," said Dewberry.
North Texas' only 6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, local newscast can be found over-the-air on channel 5.2 or the following cable channels: Time Warner 365, Verizon 460, Charter 105, One Source 801, GEUS 126, Grande 280 and Suddenlink 110/128/731.
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