(Texas State University)
Gloria Campos is co-anchor of News 8 at 6 and News 8 at 10, and is the producer of “Wednesday’s Child” on WFAA in Dallas, Texas. Gloria also currently co-anchors the 5pm news. Campos joined WFAA as a general assignments reporter in 1984. Campos’ extensive community involvement includes: the Dallas Summit, the (DFW) Network of Hispanic Communicators, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and an honorary lifetime member of the Texas PTA.
Recognitions and awards for Campos include: 2010 Texas Tech University Double T Award for Excellence in Community Service; 2007 Fort Worth Star Telegram Reader’s Choice Best TV Newswoman; 2007 “Women in Spirit” award from the American Congress of Jewish Women Dallas Chapter; 2007 The DALLAS 25th one of the North Texas region’s most influential residents; 2007 nominee of Texas Trailblazer Award; 2006 American Women in Radio and Television Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter – Broadcast News Personality: Award of Excellence; 2002 Mother of the Year (one of 3 recipients) from Dallas Can! Academy; the 2001 Buck Marryat award for career achievement from the Press Club of Dallas; the 2001 Woman of the Year award from Les Femmes du Monde; the Lifetime Achievement award from Women in Film in 1997; 1995 Women Helping Women Award, from Women’s Center of Dallas; the 1994 Association of Women in Radio and Television “TV Personality of the Year” award, and in 1991 the recipient of Girls Inc.’s “She Know Where She’s Going” award.
Gloria earned a Bachelor or Arts in Journalism from Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University San Marcos. She was awarded Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Alumnus of the Year, 2004 and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Gloria and husband, Lance, have been married for more than 20 years and have twin sons, Greg and Tony, born in 1993. When not at the station or volunteering in the community, Gloria enjoys reading, gardening, movies, collecting and spending time with her family outdoors, especially camping. Gloria’s interests include education, women and family issues.
(Abilene Christian University)
Jody Dean is an Emmy award-winning 35-year veteran of television and radio with a collection of some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.
A native of Fort Worth, Jody attended Paschal High School and Abilene Christian University. He began his career in 1973 at WBAP-TV Channel 5 (NBC5). Dean arrived at Dallas’ legendary KVIL Radio in 1981, where he stayed for 13 years before moving to Newsradio 1080 KRLD in 1994.
Dean joined CBS-11 TV in 1995, where he hosted a daily talk show and anchored the noon and 4 o’clock news. During the course of his career he has covered or reported the biggest stories of a generation, and has been on the air in North Texas longer than any other active local broadcaster.
A member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, Dean is also the public address announcer at the new 100,000-seat Cowboys Stadium. Dean’s passions include children, the homeless, veterans and the military, art, gourmet cooking, hunting and deep-sea fishing. A highly sought-after dinner and motivational speaker, Jody also appears at hundreds of churches, charities, and community groups each year.