An era ended with WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen retired after 38 years.

A new one will begin September 3rd though.

The Tegna station in Dallas, Texas has named veteran sports anchor Joe Trahan as Hansen’s replacement.

“No one is more well liked or more respected, by both our team and by the DFW sports community than Joe Trahan,” said WFAA president and general manager, Brad Ramsey. “His deep connections with the community and with key sports figures throughout North Texas, along with his vision for innovative sports storytelling, make for a very exciting future.”

Trahan became weekend sports anchor and reporter in 2003. He led the Cowboy’s beat, covered multiple Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals and a Stanley Cup final.

“I’m thrilled with this opportunity. The bar is set high and I’m looking forward to elevating what we do and continuing the great legacy of WFAA Sports,” Trahan said. “This is home for me and my family and I know firsthand sports means a lot to people of North Texas. When I’m at the hardware store or coffee shop the conversations are passionate and I know people care. I’ll do my best to inform, entertain and have some fun along the away while being of service to our community.”

Trahan continues the legacy of two legendary sportscasters, Verne Lundquist and Dale Hansen, that led WFAA’s sports coverage for a combined 50 years.

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