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Amy Mearkle Will Leave WTAJ After 12 Years

Amy Mearkle, who has been with Altoona CBS-affiliate WTAJ since 1999, is leaving television for a job as the director of marketing for a local amusement park.

Mearkle, an Altoona native, joined the station as the Bedford County reporter. In 2001, she was promoted to morning and noon anchor, where she has been ever since.

“When I hear breaking news, I will miss that,” she told the Altoona Mirror. “I won’t miss the early alarm clock in the morning.”

The station is undergoing a search for Mearkle’s replacement. Her last day will be November 23.

“Amy is one of those people you can’t replace,” WTAJ news director Dave Kaplar said. “Amy is the whole package. This is not where you just plug someone in to replace her; it’s a tough loss for us.”

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