Omar Villafranca Joins CBS News as Correspondent for News Services

Omar Villafranca is named a Correspondent for News Services at CBS News, the Network's 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. Villafranca will be based in Dallas, Texas. His appointment is effective Jan. 13, 2014.

Villafranca joins News Services from KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth, where he has been a reporter since January 2008.

Previously, Villafranca served as an anchor and reporter at KOTV-TV the CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and at KSWO-TV in Lawton, Okla. While there, his investigation into unsuspecting renters and homeowners moving into toxic homes that were once methamphetamine labs led officials to create legislation to protect residents.

Villafranca was graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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