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After 2 Years Without a Contract, Stephanie Watson Will Leave Pittsburgh’s KDKA

After five years as an anchor for CBS owned-and-operated KDKA in Pittsburgh, Stephanie Watson‘s last day on the air will be Sunday.

Watson has worked the last two years without a contract. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Watson — who has been splitting time with Kristine Sorensen as weekday evening news anchor since January — was hoping to be named the permanent successor to Patrice King Brown, who retired earlier this year.

But last week, the station announced former CBS correspondent Susan Koeppen would take over the nightly anchor duties. Watson turned in her resignation on September 12, the same day KDKA announced that Koeppen was joining the station. Read more

KDKA Hires Former CBS Correspondent Susan Koeppen and Former WEWS Anchor Kimberly Gill

KDKA, the CBS O&O in Pittsburgh, has hired two new anchors for the evening newscasts: former CBS News consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen (pictured) and former WEWS anchor Kimberly Gill.

Koeppen, who frequently contributed to “The Early Show” during her time at CBS News, will co-anchor the 6 p.m. newscast with Stacy Smith and the 11 p.m. newscast with Ken Rice beginning September 19. She will also contribute to the station as a consumer reporter.

“It was a really natural pairing for her to come to the station,” KDKA news director Anne Linaberger told the Pittsburgh Business Times of Koeppen, who lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

Kimberly Gill, who was cut loose at Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS in July, begins October 3 as the noon and 4 p.m. anchor. She will anchor both broadcasts alongside Smith. Read more

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