Lisa Lyden, who has been anchoring KOAA‘s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts since 1983, announced recently that she will step down at the end of July.
“This was not an easy decision to make,” Lyden said. “I’ve been wrestling with it for some time, and feel now is the right time to hang up the microphone and spend more time with family.”
Jennifer Horbelt will replace Lyden at the KOAA anchor desk beginning July 27th, working the NBC-affiliate’s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Rob Quirk. Horbelt joined KOAA as a morning anchor last December.
“I think it is fitting that I’ll be passing the torch, so to speak, to Jennifer on the opening night of the Summer Olympics,” Lyden commented. “And for the first time ever, I’ll get to watch the festivities from my couch at home.”
Here’s Lyden announcing her departure on-air…[KOAA]