Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 11, 2013
KTBC morning news anchor Katherine Kisiel will leave the station later this month.
A Fox 7 employee since 2000, her final day will be June 28.
Kisiel is set to follow her husband, former KXAN investigative reporter Chris Willis, to Portland, where he’s been hired by NBC affiliate KGW, according to an email sent to KGW staffers late last week.
Both Kisiel and Willis have ties to the Northwest. Willis went to Washington State University, while Kisiel previously worked for stations in Yakima and the Tri Cities.
KXAN news director Chad Cross and general manager Eric Lassberg have not responded to multiple inquiries about Willis’ departure and possible plans to replace him.
A Fox 7 spokesperson says the station plans to salute Kisiel with an on-air tribute on her final day.