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Saying Goodbye to KDKA, Anchor Patrice King Brown Recalls Her Anxious First Day

Anchor Patrice King Brown bid farewell to Pittsburgh’s KDKA last week after nearly 33 years with the station.

Fighting back tears, she recounted her first day with the CBS O&O.

“I broke out in hives the first day I was on the air. I mean, head to toe hives, I was so nervous,” she said on Friday. “It was actually kind of a scary experience that day.” (video below, after the jump)

Brown’s co-anchor Stacey Smith emphasized the legacy that the veteran anchor and longtime co-host of KDKA’s “Pittsburgh 2Day” is leaving.

“You, darling, are in our hearts,” Smith told Brown. “This is your home–always will be, always has been.”

“I’m coming off the anchor desk,” Brown concluded, “but the pride that I have in this city and what you and I have accomplished. It will definitely live on in my heart.”

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