Art McFarland

TV Journalist, TV Personality

1948 –


Who is Art McFarland?

Arthur McFarland was a news reporter for WABC-TV in New York City. He was the station's lead education reporter, and has held various positions at WABC since his hiring in August 1983. McFarland was the longest tenured reporter at WABC.

In the 1980s, McFarland was an investigative reporter for the station, who helped get children’s injustices and unfair treatment exposed by state officials. Art McFarland traveled to South Africa to report on an anniversary of Nelson Mandela and his race to the presidency.

McFarland was involved with WABC's early-morning newscast for many years. He originally was a co-anchor alongside Tim Fleischer, while also presenting the daily weather forecast. When WABC revamped Eyewitness News This Morning in 1992 and hired Bill Evans to be the morning meteorologist, McFarland became the newscast's sports reporter and stayed in that position for several more years.

McFarland resides in New Jersey with his wife, children and grandchildren.

In May 2014, WABC-TV announced that Art would be retiring on May 30th after spending 31 years at Eyewitness News.

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May 20, 1948
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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