After nearly 20 years at the Duluth ABC affiliate, weekend news anchor Deb Anderson will sign off for the last time on Oct. 24 at WDIO-TV Channels 10 and 13.
Anderson, 50, has been the part-time weekend anchor at WDIO since 1995, and before a year off, she was as a reporter and anchor dating back to 1989. Anderson’s family will move to Hudson, Wis., so her husband, Ned, can be closer to work in the Twin Cities area.
“I could not have asked for a better way to have the best of both worlds,” she said of raising four daughters and being in the news business. “I was doing what I loved to do and it didn’t have to take up family time.”
Steve Goodspeed, news director at WDIO, said Anderson will be tentatively replaced by anchors currently at WDIO.
“This is not something we’ve had to deal with for 14 years as we’ve relied on Deb’s stability,” said Goodspeed, who added if the in-house journalists adequately fill Anderson’s role, the station will not seek a long-term replacement.
Anderson began her career in Alexandria, Minn., at KSAX-TV. The Minnetonka, Minn., native plans to do some freelance writing, but does not have plans to resume a career in the TV news business.