Minnesota Anchor Quits Job to Help in Haiti

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Duluth News Tribune

Julie Pearce Julie Pearce could no longer watch videos from the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti while working as a weekend anchor at Northland’s NewsCenter.

So she gave notice to the local NBC affiliate and bought a one-way ticket to Haiti.

“In good conscience, I could no longer sit back and read those headlines knowing that I have the skills they so desperately need right now and the ability to make a difference,” Pearce said in an e-mail interview.

Pearce, in addition to a being a journalist, is a newly licensed registered nurse who said she is being called in a new direction. The 29-year-old will anchor her final shows this weekend. She has been with the television station since 2006. More…