Nancy Osborne, anchor for KFSN’s 5 p.m. newscast, has retired after more than three decades at the Fresno ABC affiliate.

Osborne planned to step down on her own terms after 35 years on the anchor desk, but a fall in the station’s hallway forced the issue when she suffered a shoulder injury and a concussion.  She will undergo surgery to fix the shoulder soon, but the brain injury is more of a wild card.

“They tell me with an injury like this some people get a lot better and some don’t get any better,” Osborne told the Fresno Bee.  “I know I will never be the same as I was before I fell. That’s why I decided it wasn’t fair to the station or me to try to go back to work.”

She told the Bee that the injury forced her to re-evaluate her retirement plans.

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