Friday, August 31, 2012

Dallas County DA's office hires new public information officer, former Channel ... - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a new public information officer: former WFAA-Channel 8 anchor Debbie Denmon, who left the station last month after a legal dispute. No official word on why Jamille Bradfield is leaving.

Here’s the press release:

The Dallas County District Attorney’s office is pleased to announce the hiring of veteran television journalist Debbie Denmon as the Director of Communications. Prior to joining the Dallas County DA’s office, Debbie spent 12 years reporting and anchoring the news at WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas.

 She officially takes over the reigns as spokesperson for the DA’s office September 10th. “I’m excited to embark upon this new venture in my career after spending more than 20 years honing my journalism skills in the broadcast industry. I really am looking forward to utilizing my writing and speaking talents in a different venue.” said Denmon. “I think it’s an excellent opportunity to represent the image of more than 500 employees, and particularly the face of the office, District Attorney Craig Watkins, who has garnered national attention for his achievements.”

Her boss shares in the excitement, “Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from her related field.” Watkins said. “Communication is vital in improving media relations and sharing with the community what this office is really about; seeking justice, fairness, and integrity. Helping to disseminate that message is of the utmost importance, and I believe Debbie will be great as our new Communications Director.”

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