Cincinnati Anchor Kristyn Hartman to Retire

By Kevin Eck 

WCPO anchor Kristyn Hartman is retiring from local TV at the end of the month.

Hartman joined the Cincinnati ABC affiliate in April 2017. She plans to go back to her hometown of Chicago and “explore work opportunities outside television news.”

“It was an honor to work with Kristyn who is one of the most committed, hard-working anchor-reporters I’ve ever worked with,” said Jeff Brogan, vice president and general manager for WCPO. “She has a strong drive to connect with the viewers, telling their stories in a compassionate way. Whether it was anchoring, reporting, or producing half-hour specials, Kristyn made it a priority to provide our audiences with well-researched news and information. While she’s leaving broadcasting, I have no doubt she will be successful and continue to shine in her new career.”


Hartman has also worked in Joplin, Missouri, Peoria, Illinois, Phoenix, Az., Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, and Columbus, Ohio.

“I’m grateful to WCPO 9 and Scripps for giving me the opportunity to cover the stories of the people of the Tri-State. I loved Cincinnati from the moment I drove into town. This kind community welcomed me with open arms and really made me feel like a part of the fabric of this wonderful place,” said Hartman. “I’ll certainly miss it, but I know how fortunate I’ve been to call the Queen City home for the past five years.”