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Chuck Schechner

chuckschechner Chuck Schechner  Chuck is an award-winning reporter with decades of experience in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.   Chuck joined KRLD in 2002.   Since then he has covered the first anniversary ceremony in New York of  the 9/11 attack, the Columbia shuttle disaster from Johnson Space Center and rode out Hurricane Rita in a Beaumont high rise office building giving live reports.

He has won numerous awards including several from the Texas Medical Association for stories focusing on medical issues.  He’s been part of KRLD’s Edward R. Murrow Award for severe weather coverage that included  his live reports as he witnessed a deadly tornado hit near Fort Worth.  He’s been awarded numerous Associated Press Broadcasters awards and a Dallas Press Club Katie award.

Chuck has a wide variety of news stories in his experience.  He’s covered both Republican and Democratic presidential conventions.   Born and raised in Chicago, Chuck moved to Dallas while in  high school graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School.   He now heads the KRLD Fort Worth bureau.

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Child Walks To School After Being Hit By Car

Despite being hit by a car, a Fort Worth elementary school student walked on to class. It happened early Wednesday morning outside of a Fort Worth apartment complex.

04/09/2014

A major traffic jam forms where two freeways merge. (credit: Getty Images/Jeff Topping)

Freeway Changing Policy To Allow Driving On Shoulder

In a first for Texas, one stretch of north Texas freeway is going to allow you to drive on the shoulder.

04/02/2014

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Gaelic Football Gaining Popularity In East Dallas

An import from Ireland is gaining popularity in east Dallas, and it’s not Guinness. In Ireland, it’s Gaelic football.

03/20/2014

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Man Shot While Driving In Fort Worth

A man was driving in north Fort Worth on Friday morning when a bullet came flying through his car windshield. He was struck in the neck and chest area and taken to the hospital.

03/14/2014

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Police: Patient Arrested For Stealing Ambulance

Moments after an ambulance pulled into the parking lot at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth, the patient inside jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away.

KRLD–02/25/2014

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USDA Announces Beef Recall From Fort Worth Company

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced the recall of nearly 16,000 pounds of beef products from Fort Worth’s PFP Enterprises.

02/04/2014

Davis Webb throws a touchdown pass against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the National University Holiday Bowl Game on December 30, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Prosper Graduate Having Success At Texas Tech

The town of Prosper has a local hero who’s gaining notoriety at Texas Tech. Davis Webb, a freshman, tied a Holiday Bow record with four touchdown passes.

01/30/2014

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Thieves Steal Tools, Parrot From Arlington Business

Arlington police are trying to find the thieves who stole tools at an automotive business along with their mascot.

KRLD–11/25/2013

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

‘Eagle Friends’ Helps Socially Challenged Students, From Within

In Flower Mound, socially challenged students at one elementary school can get help — from other students.

KRLD–11/14/2013

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High School Wind Symphony Receives National Honor

Mansfield Legacy High School’s Wind Symphony is one of only 16 nationwide to be invited to the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis next March.

KRLD–09/25/2013

V-22 Osprey (credit: Getty Images)

Bell Helicopter Laying Off Hundreds

Bell Helicopter is trimming its Fort Worth workforce by 290 jobs as it faces sharp reductions in defense spending.

KRLD–09/23/2013

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Last Chance To Pay Overdue Road Tolls

This is the final week for drivers to pay any overdue tolls before facing stiff penalties from the North Texas Tollway Authority.

09/09/2013

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