Minnesota Anchor Quits Job to Help in Haiti

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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…

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