Katie Ward is leaving Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI, according to the Des Moines Register.

KCCI news director Dave Busiek said Ward, who co-anchors the morning newscast alongside Steve Karlin, is leaving this summer and plans to spend more time with her two young children.

Ward joined KCCI in 2006 and was named morning anchor in 2010. Busiek said the station is already looking for her replacement at the anchor desk.