Emmy-winning TV personality

Paula McClure, an Emmy-winning television personality who founded a spa for women, died Wednesday July 17 in Dallas after battling brain cancer. She was 40.

Known in the Dallas area as a co-host of “Good Morning Texas” on WFAA-TV for nearly three years in the late 1990s, McClure had a successful broadcasting career that included a stint on “Entertainment Tonight.”

McClure had surgery and a series of conventional and experimental treatments. At the same time, she founded the Paula McClure Women’s Cancer Foundation, which provided research money for schools and doctors to study the brain and offered information about brain cancer, especially for women.

She began her career at KDFW-TV in Dallas while studying broadcast journalism at Southern Methodist University. She graduated and stayed with the station, hosting her own talk show.

She won an Emmy Award for an interview with Barbara Walters while she was hosting Good Morning Texas.

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