“Hey, didn’t you used to be Gary DiBello?”

This article appeared in the Winter 2007 issue of Texoma Living!.

From 1989 to 2003, Gary DiBello was as much a part of the morning routine in Texoma as a cup of coffee. He was a morning fixture as host of “Mornin’ Cup” on KTEN-TV Channel 10.

DiBello joined KTEN in 1989 as a weekend anchor. Soon, the station bosses set him to work creating a local morning show. In short order, the station’s viewers were “Waking Up with Gary.”

DiBello made the show a hit, and management decided to let him tweak it as he saw fit. The result was “Mornin’ Cup,” which became a community scrapbook of sorts, focusing on positive local stories. “One of the best-remembered features was the daily birthday photos and drawings sent in by children.” DiBello said.

In 2003, after 14 years of early mornings, DiBello stepped off camera and into sales as an account manager. He writes his own commercials and says that having so much input into the finished product helps satisfy his creative side.