Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jane McGarry to replace Amy Vanderoef on Good Morning Texas

Hello GMT viewers! You will be seeing a lot more of Jane McGarry starting March 9th. Photo from Facebook.

I was devastated yesterday when Amy Vanderoef announced she was leaving her long-time post on WFAA's Good Morning Texas. I have gotten to know and love Amy over the past several years and she is every bit as charming as delightful in person as she is on TV. I say that because not everyone is... She has an amazing energy and casual report that makes her very approachable and puts guests at ease. Who on earth could replace her talent?! But today, the sun has come out again! Replacing Amy on the show will be the amazing Jane McGarry! McGarry will join Mike Castellucci and Carrie McClure as co-hosts of WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas” on Monday, March 9. McGarry has worked with the station’s daytime program since 2013, periodically presenting segments, including her “Texas Legends” stories. “I am excited to return to daily local television,” said McGarry, who has worked in the DFW market since the early eighties. “I am grateful for this opportunity to do what I love.” McGarry brings an insightful and in-depth interviewing style to morning television with prominent guests joining her on the set.

Amy Vanderoef and Jane McGarry with Chef John Tesar
Nov. 2014. Photo from Facebook 
During her 30-year career, McGarry has interviewed numerous national leaders and celebrities including former President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban and country music legend Willie Nelson among many. “I hope to make the show fun while also contributing something of lasting value to our viewers,” she said. “At this stage in my life and career, I’m committed to empowering people with ideas and inspiration and I’m delighted to be able to do so from the powerful platform of Good Morning Texas.”

Prior to joining WFAA, McGarry worked at NBC-owned KXAS-TV (Channel 5) from 1982-2012. In addition to her work in television news and her local lifestyle blog, McGarry is an active volunteer for causes helping victims of domestic violence and breast cancer survivors. She serves on the board of the AiRS Foundation, dedicated to providing women around the world access to reconstructive breast surgery.

Disclaimer: Jane McGarry is a client of my marketing firm, Gangway Advertising, and a personal friend. Amy Vanderoef is also a personal friend. I have great friends!