Dallas Radio, TV Newsman Alex Burton Dies At 80
September 14, 2012 at 4:19 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime DALLAS radio and TV newsman ALEX BURTON, who died THURSDAY (9/13) of complications of prostate cancer in DALLAS at 80, according to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS.
BURTON worked at NBC affiliate WBAP-TV (now KXAS-TV)/FORT WORTH-DALLAS in the 1960s, known for anchoring the station's 5p. 6p. and 10p news before being replaced by BOB SCHIEFFER and his midnight news show (and reading the news to a plant named "Arthur"), before moving to crosstown KDTV (now KXTX-TV) as News Director in 1968-70. He then joined KRLD-A as police and courthouse reporter and commentator, also serving as weekend anchor at CBS affiliate KRLD-TV (now FOX affiliate KDFW-TV). BURTON left KRLD in 1989. and joined crosstown WBAP-A through 1992, then returned to KRLD for late nights and also hosted a show on independent KTXA-TV before his 1994 retirement.
BURTON's voice was also heard on the radio feature "HEALTH WATCH."