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Marlee McCormick

Marlee McCormick  Having joined the KRLD news team in 2010, Marlee brings a lot of versatile experience from her 15 years in radio.  She can be heard reporting and anchoring not only on KRLD but also on the Texas State Network News  and is a familiar voice to listeners of KRLD’s sister station KVIL as a traffic reporter at times.

Marlee received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Texas in Austin where she likes to say she “walked the same hallowed halls as the great Walter Cronkite”. She began her career in advertising, but got her first shot on-air when the owner of a small radio station in Weatherford convinced her that she should be on the other side of the mic. She soon realized it was her true passion to bring the story to the listener and spent the next 10 years as an investigative reporter/news anchor and morning show co-host on 95.9 The Ranch and Country Legends 92.1 in downtown Fort Worth.  Marlee has covered important breaking news stories like the 2007 floods in Parker County where she was knee deep in the rising waters right along with the emergency crews trying to evacuate homeowners along the Brazos River.  During her career she has covered several high profile criminal trials and was the only reporter granted an exclusive jail house interview with convicted serial killer and white supremacist Johnny Ray Smith.  Marlee has also worked as a sideline reporter and co-host for the high school football program “50 Yard Line”.

When she’s not on the road or reporting, Marlee is a true Texas Cheer mom having raised four daughters that participated in school and competitive cheerleading squads in their hometown of Weatherford.

Marlee enjoys being involved with her community, having served as a board member for Rotary and other civic organizations and PTA President at her children’s school.  Her guilty pleasures are 80’s rock concerts and playing Fantasy Football.

FORT HOOD, TX - APRIL 03: Flowers lie at the entrance to Ft. Hood Military Base Ton April 3, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas. The investigation continues into why Lopez did the shooting on the base. (Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)

Fort Hood Victims To Be Aided By Newly Established National Compassion Fund

Victims of some of the worst mass casualty crimes in U.S. history are raising money for Ft. Hood.

04/09/2014

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Texas Group Wants You To Skip The Shower, For A Good Cause

An Austin-based nonprofit called ‘Well Aware’ builds water systems for impoverished communities around the world. To raise awareness and funds, they have announced the return of their infamous ‘Shower Strike’.

03/20/2014

Heroin packets, a syringe and spoon are shown. (credit: AP Graphics)

Heroin Use Reaching Epidemic Levels Across North Texas

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.

03/10/2014

A venomous rattlesnake tastes the air. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Springtime Weather Sends Snakes Slithering Around Texas

With warm temperatures and upcoming spring rainfall, experts say it’s getting that time of year when snakes are on the prowl.

02/28/2014

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Changing Demographics Shows Hispanic Voters Shaping Future Of Texas Politics

A new report on the changing demographics in Texas shows Hispanic voters could be shaping the future of politics in the state.

02/27/2014

Prosper Town Center (Credit: Prosper Economic Development Corp.)

Prosper No Longer A Small Farming Community

Once a small farming community, the town of Prosper has become the fasting growing town in North Texas.

01/31/2014

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Arlington Native, Jaguars OT Luke Joeckel Gives Back To Area Foster Children

North Texas native and pro football player Luke Joeckel will be in Fort Worth today to share a little pizza and perspective with area foster kids and share a ‘slice of life’ as an NFL player.

01/21/2014

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Food Trucks Provide 1,200 Free Meals For Christmas

A Dallas business man, in conjunction with Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, provided free meals to 1,200 people from food trucks on Christmas Day.

12/26/2013

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Dallas Walmart Plays Grinch, Turns Away Shoppers On Christmas Eve

Shoppers hoping to grab some last minute items for the holidays were given a Grinch-like cold shoulder and turned away from a Dallas area Walmart Tuesday afternoon.

12/24/2013

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UNT’s Growth Mirrors Growth Of North Texas

The University of North Texas in Denton has been named a Best in the West college by The Princeton Review for the last six years.

11/14/2013

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New Website Tracks Sickness Via Social Media

With the recent drastic temperature changes many North Texans may be starting to feel under the weather. But did you ever wish you knew what illnesses were going around your neck of the woods before they got to you?

11/12/2013

Whooping Crane (Earl Nottingham, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.)

Whooping Crane Sightings Expected As Texas Migration Begins

North America’s tallest birds, the Whooping Crane (Grus americana), have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Canada to Texas.

10/18/2013

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