Anchor Anne State Out at Chicago’s WBBM

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

Anne State, who came to WBBM-Ch. 2 two years ago under a previous regime that pegged her as a lead anchor, has left the CBS-owned station. Thursday was her last day, the station said.

State at one point was co-anchor of all three of Channel 2’s weeknight newscasts, but a reorganization last April left her with only the 5 p.m. show to front while she added reporting duties.

Rob Johnson now will anchor the 5 p.m. broadcast solo, as he has at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. since State moved off the anchor desk on those newscasts. More…