Chicago–Remember Anne State? The former reporter/anchor who worked at KMOV from 2000 to 2002 was released at the end of her contract last week. Her last on-air date was on Thursday, 23 March, reports Robert Feder on his blog.
State was hired by WBBM from KNSD in San Diego to replace outgoing anchor Diann Burns in an anchor shake-up instituted by former GM Joe Ahern. She was paired with anchor Rob Johnson for the 6 and 10pm newscasts until last year, when her duties were cut back to the 6pm. Rob Johnson still anchors 5, 6 and 10pm editions of CBS 2 News solo.
In a brief statement released Friday, Jeff Kiernan, vice president and news director at Channel 2, said:
“We appreciate Anne’s contributions and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”