News 8 Daybreak to be at Food Pantry

Ron Corning

News 8 Daybreak will be at the Resource Center Dallas Food Pantry on Denton Drive Cutoff at 6:30 a.m. on Friday.

Gandolfo’s will cater a limited number of breakfasts for a limited number of early-morning risers who get to the Pantry in time for the broadcast. Rafael McDonnell said he would be there greeting people although barely awake.

On air to host Ron Corning, who’s gay, will be on hand talking to RCD CEO and Executive Director Cece Cox and Food Pantry staff. Corning co-hosts Daybreak with Cynthia Izaguirre.

McDonnell invited the community to join him whether they’re on their way to work, in the neighborhood or just going home from the bars.



—  David Taffet

Lone Star Ride in (on) the news!

Cynthia Izaguirre of Dallas’ News 8 Daybreak interviews Lone Star Ride co-chair Laura Kerr on the Katy Trail Tuesday morning.

Around 15 cyclists participating in the 10th annual Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS got up bright and early this morning to hit the Katy Trail to meet with Cynthia Izaguirre, co-host of WFAA-Channel 8’s News 8 Daybreak program. Izaguirre interviewed LSR co-chair Laura Kerr, event manager David Minehart and Pos Pedaler Jim Frederick, and the rest of us were there with our bikes and bright jerseys to ride down the trail together for the “B-roll” extra footage.

Ms. Izaguirre told us the segment should air on Tuesday, Aug. 17, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. (unless it gets bumped by some big breaking news story. If that happens, watch for it on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the same time).

She also asked for as many LSRiders as possible — at least 50, she said — to gather in the Plaza at Victory Park about 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 — the day before Lone Star Ride — for the filming of News 8 Daybreak. So if you are a LSRider, put it on your calendar and head on day that morning in your jerseys, with your bike and all your gear. (I know, I know. That means getting up at the ass-crack of dawn, which I hate. But I can do it this one time for such a great cause, and so can you!)

Even if you’re not a rider but you are LSR supporter, come on down that morning. The more the merrier.

News 8 Daybreak’s Cynthia Izaguirre interviews LSR event manager David Mineheart, above, and Pos Pedaler Jim Frederick, below.

—  admin