Clarice Tinsley

2002 Inductee

Clarice Tinsley, or CT as we call her in the newsroom, has been in the Television industry for 27 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. 24 years later, she’s still the main anchor. Her pride and joy is “Clarice’s Hometown Heroes,” which each week honors an outstanding North Texas volunteer. Not only does she report on special people, but she also volunteers as a reader at Reading and Radio Resource in Dallas. Clarice reads books which are put on tape and distributed to over 50,000 blind or visually impaired children in the state of Texas.

On the anniversary of her twentieth 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.