Good Morning, Jane

Known by most locals for three decades at KXAS/Channel 5, Jane McGarry was recently selected as the new co-host for WFAA/Channel 8’s Good Morning Texas. McGarry joins the Good Morning Texas lineup consisting of Mike Castellucci, Carrie McClure, Paige Smith and Shannon Powell Hart. She replaces long-time host, Amy Vanderoef.

While McGarry has been reluctant to discuss a May 2012 DWI arrest that led to her departure from NBC 5, she bounced back quickly with a return to local TV in January 2013.

During her impressive career, McGarry has interviewed national leaders and celebrities, including Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones, Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban, music legend Willie Nelson, former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

In addition to her life in front of the camera, McGarry runs a local lifestyle blog,, and is an active volunteer for organizations that help breast cancer survivors and victims of domestic violence.

Tune into Channel 8 at 9 a.m. to see McGarry in her new endeavor. —FWTX Staff