Karlin anchored the 5:00 p.m. show for the Des Moines CBS affiliate from 1993 until being moved to mornings in 2011.
The station also announced it’s replacing Karlin in the mornings with Eric Hanson (pictured left). Hanson has worked at KCCI for 14 years.
“I think viewers will be delighted to welcome Steve back to 5pm, where he successfully anchored for many years,” KCCI news director Dave Busiek said in a statement. And Eric is well-known to our viewers and will be a great addition to the morning team.”