Friday, September 4, 2015

Dawn Stensland to leave Fox29

She's ending an 8-year run as the main female anchor. Kerri-Lee Halkett will succeed her.

Dawn Stensland to leave Fox29

Dawn Stensland will end her eight-year run at Fox29 by the end of the year when her contract expires, a station spokeswoman said today.

Stensland's last day has not been determined.

In a Twitter message, she tweeted: "Fox is not renewing my contract. I wanted you to hear that directly from me. Thank you for all your love and support over the years."

Kerri-Lee Halkett will take the femme seat on the 10 p.m. show with Thomas Drayton.

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Stensland's nearly 20 years in news includes two years as co-host of CBS News Saturday Morning, and four years at KYW (Channel 3).

She moved here in 1997 to join her then-fiance, Larry Mendte, whom she had met in Chicago. The couple married in 2000.

The station wouldn't provide further detail on the impending departure.
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