The station aired a shortened 5:00 p.m. news Friday in order to say goodbye to the longtime anchor. Current and former anchors, reporters, producers and photojournalists wished Stratton well and told stories about her tenure with the station in taped clips.
Stratton joined KSWO in 1980 as public affairs director and started reporting for the station in 1981. That same year she was named news director, a role she kept until July 2006. According to her bio she “stepped back so she could spend more time with her family.”
KSWO news director David Bradley told TVSpy, At the time of her retirement, she was the sole anchor and co-producer of our weekday 4pm and 5pm newscasts. Her contributions to KSWO-TV are unmatched in the station’s history, and we will miss the leadership she has provided over the years.”