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2012 Silver Circle Inductee Clarice Tinsley

Clarice Tinsley, or CT as we call her in the newsroom, has been in the Television industry for 37 years. Clarice grew up in Detroit, the Motor City, and since her 5th grade English class knew that she wanted to motor out of there and become a reporter.

She began her career as a reporter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1975 at WITI-TV. In just three years she had become a noon and weekend anchor. Then it was time to move to KDFW in Dallas, as the main anchor. 34 years later, she’s weekday the solo anchor at 5pm and 10pm. Her pride and joy is “Clarice’s Hometown Heroes,” which each week honors an outstanding North Texas volunteer. She also covers hard news and has earned the George Foster Peabody Award, the Du-Pont Columbia Citation, two Emmys and three Dallas Press Club Awards. Clarice covered the fall of the Berlin Wall; Texas troops in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Storm and the training of FBI Special Agents at Quantico, Virginia. Clarice also flew with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, pulling 6.3 g’s…she didn’t get sick or pass out.

On the anniversary of her 20th year in television, the Dallas-Fort Worth community held an event honoring her years of service to North Texas viewers. It was a huge party, and gave the community a chance to say thanks to a person who gives so much back every day. FOX4 produced 30 minute specials for her 25th and 30th year anniversary on FOX4 News.