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John McCaa

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Occupation  Television anchor
Name  John McCaa

Role  News anchor
Education  University of Dallas
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Born  1954 (age 60–61)Rantoul, Illinois
Alma mater  Creighton University University of Dallas
Similar People  Pete Delkus, Dale Hansen, Clarice Tinsley, Ron Corning

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John McCaa (born in Rantoul, Illinois) is a news anchor currently working for WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. He has been working for WFAA since 1984.


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Early life and education

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McCaa was raised in an Air Force family that moved frequently. McCaa attended high school in Madrid, Spain. He then moved back to Nebraska, where he had lived before Spain, for a Jesuit education, and a degree in journalism and mass communication from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He later earned a master's degree in politics from the University of Dallas, and a PhD in Humanities-History of Ideas from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Journalism career

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After graduating, McCaa worked in Omaha for more than seven years in anchoring and reporting, with WOWT-TV, an NBC affiliate. In 1984, he came to WFAA to work in the Fort Worth newsroom, as a reporter. He was later promoted to chief of the newsroom. He then transferred to the Dallas newsroom. He became the weekend news anchor, then news manager. At one time, he also served as co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast. During the 2000 presidential primaries, McCaa hosted a series of webcasts from the Republican convention.

He is currently the co-host of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts, alongside Gloria Campos until her retirement in 2014. Cynthia Izaguirre co-anchors with McCaa at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., while Shelly Slater does the 6 p.m. newscast with him.

Personal life

McCaa is married. He has one grown son.


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