Carrie McClure joined the GMT team in April of 2012. A native Texan, Carrie was born in Richardson and lived in Plano for a short time before moving to Denver, Colorado. There, she graduated from Columbine High School and the University of Colorado, with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 1997.
Carrie comes to WFAA most recently from KUSA-TV in Denver, where she was the evening weekend anchor. Before working in Denver, she was the morning weekday anchor for both WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee and Kennewick, Washington for KNDU-TV.
Some of Carrie’s most memorable stories include covering the Columbine High School shootings and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.
She is the winner of the Colorado Broadcasters Association Award for best general hard news. She was also nominated for an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Regional Emmy Award for live breaking news, and a Heartland Emmy Award for spot news.
In her personal life, Carrie is dedicated to getting the word out about Autism research and awareness, after discovering in 2011 her youngest son is on the Autism Spectrum. She’s a member of the Warrior Parents of Dallas and involved with a local Learning Disability Association.
Carrie lives in Dallas with her husband and three boys.
Fun fact: Carrie is the great-granddaughter of Theron J. Fouts, the former football coach, athletics director, and founder of UNT’s track and field program. The school’s former football stadium, Fouts Field, was named after him in 1954.
If you’d like to request that Carrie emcee or speak at an event, please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org