Earle Farrell


Earle Farrell

Reporter, FOX13's Good Morning Memphis

Earle came to Memphis in 1978 From Dallas, Texas to work for WREG-TV Ch. 3 as a reporter.

During his time at the CBS Memphis Affiliate Earle covered everything from Elvis' first birthday celebration after his death in 1977 to Jerry Lee Lewis near death and recovery at Baptist Hospital, which is now gone. But Jerry Lee is still with us and so is he.

After a couple of years at Channel Three Earle was made a very handsome offer to leave T.V. and become a morning radio show co-host with Ron Olson at FM-100. He took the job and had a blast working with Ron and learning about morning radio. But T.V. News was his first love and after about 6 months returned to Channel 3 where he spent another 8 years before venturing into the restaurant business.

That part of his life included a floating restaurant named the Sunset Café and was located on the Mississippi River just down from where Beale Street dead ends into Riverside Drive. While that was up and going he and his partners opened Sleep Out Louies at Union and Main. Earle ran that restaurant for two years before selling out to he partners.

Earle worked for the Orpheum Theatre as Director of Development. A short time later he was offered a job as Vice President of Public Relations for Walker and Associates were he worked until going back into broadcasting as the morning anchor for WMC TV CH. 5.

After working for the Memphis NBC station, Earle started my his production company and produced and hosted a TV show named "My Favorite Restaurant" which has aired on WKNO TV PBS in Memphis for almost 8 years and he also produced and aired the show in Houston, Texas for one year.

Earle is very happy to apart of Fox 13's Good Morning Memphis and once again bringing the great people of the Mid-South a little bit of Memphis life each morning.

Earle's wife Cathy of over 20 years, son, J.B. and daughter Taylor are also happy about his return to TV and Fox. They say "it just fits you Dad."

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