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Raleigh Anchor Tells Viewers Santa ‘Made Up’

wtvd_santaParents of kids young enough to still believe in Santa Claus living in the Raleigh-Durham market were left scrambling to undo what WTVD anchor Anna Laurel did during the ABC owned station’s 4:00 p.m. newscast yesterday.

While tossing to meteorologist Chris Hohmann after a story about a school denying a black student the opportunity to be Santa, anchor Anna Laurel told viewers, “Hide your ears, but the Santa of today is made up.”

The station responded to comments on its facebook page by writing, “We obviously struck a raw nerve during our Santa story at 4 pm. We will be more mindful of our 4 pm audience in the future.”

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