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.