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For three decades, Gloria Campos has been like a member of the family to thousands of North Texans. In today’s Friday Conversation, the 59-year-old WFAA-Channel 8 anchor talks about her career as the first Latino anchor on local TV news and about how she’ll say goodbye tonight.

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Gloria Campos, the longtime WFAA-TV news anchor, has retired. Her last newscast was at 10 p.m. March 7.

Campos, WFAA’s first Hispanic anchor, started at the station in 1984. For many years, she anchored both the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. She anchored her last 6 p.m. newscast in 2012. (Scroll down to watch videos of Campos through the years on Channel 8.)

Campos spoke about her career with Rick Holter, KERA's vice president of news, in the Friday Conversation.

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