The High-Tech Texan® Joins Dallas ABC Affiliate As Contributor
Dallas, September 30, 2013 – Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV continues to enhance its award-winning newscasts by adding veteran media personality Michael Garfield as the station’s technology contributor.
Garfield, known as The High-Tech Texan®, hosts a daily radio program on Houston talk station KPRC-AM and contributes to TV stations and magazines across the country. He will initially be a part of WFAA Channel 8’s recently launched newscast at 4:00pm.
Garfield is looking forward to the broadcasts in his hometown. “I grew up in Dallas and watched most everything on Channel 8,” he said. “From ‘Bowling for Dollars’ with Verne Lundquist to Mr. Peppermint, I watched hours upon hours of programming. I credit both my parents along with (longtime WFAA anchors) Tracy Rowlett and Iola Johnson as raising me and creating a passion for a career in media and broadcasting.”
His passion and understanding of consumer technology has won accolades and awards with his commentary and coverage of topics from the launch of HDTV to the mass consumption of smartphones. “Tech products are released at a very fast pace and the typical user is confused on whether they should buy it or not. I try to break down the positives and negatives of products, apps and services so their buying decision is easier,” Garfield said.
His name will be familiar to Dallas/Fort Worth viewers as he has contributed to Dallas news radio station KRLD-AM for the past several years.
MORE THAN JUST TECHNOLOGY
Though he has generally reviewed and recommended tech products and gadgets for the past dozen years, Garfield has since expanded the content of his coverage to more general consumer products. These include automobiles, clothing, outdoor and hunting, travel and food.
Garfield graduated from W.T. White High School in North Dallas and has a Radio-TV-Film degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He began his career as an on-air presenter on QVC home shopping network. His roles and jobs have since ranged from spokesperson for companies like Time Warner, HP, Verizon Wireless, to a recent stint on ABC soap opera “General Hospital”.
Garfield currently resides in Houston and plans to split time live in the WFAA studios and contribute via satellite from Houston.
Click photo below to watch his initial broadcast.