Katie O’Mara Leaves WNEM

By Mark Joyella 

After a nine month absence, anchor Katie O’Mara returned to the anchor desk at Saginaw, Mich., CBS affiliate WNEM last night to say farewell. “The sad thing is, I won’t be coming back to TV5,” she announced during the station’s 6 p.m. newscast.

O’Mara, who announced earlier this year she has a blood disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, said treatment has not been successful and she would not be able to return to work. “I love you all so much,” she said.

O’Mara joined WNEM in 1996 and spent nearly 18 years as an anchor. “Thank you all for allowing me to come into your homes,” she said.