Originally part of the legendary WFAA News Director Marty Haag’s Oklahoma media mafia, Byron Harris was just a young whippersnapper when he arrived in Dallas back in the early 70’s. Known to his friends as “Barney,” he once told a friend that to stay hot within the television industry you had to move every so many years. The person protested. But the newsman insisted it was true.
Over the past 40 years Byron has been earning enough awards to probably require a trophy room. He’s also been making national headlines for his investigative reporting.
Now, Barney is turning in his WFAA ID card with his retirement on Friday, October 9th (it’s also his 69th birthday). He plans to enjoy life fly fishing, wining and dining with the love of his life Linda Metcalf Harris, who also worked at WFAA.
To celebrate his tenure, the Press Club of Dallas led by Ed “Uncle Barky” Bark is holding a type of roast/toast on Monday, September 28, at 3015 Trinity Groves.
Even though the event is free, they’d appreciate a RSVP by Monday, September 28.
Should be interesting with WFAA’s Brett Shipp chatting it up on stage with Byron.