Kristen Swilley Leaving WCPO in Cincinnati

By Kevin Eck 

WCPO anchor Kristen Swilley is leaving the Cincinnati ABC affiliate after nine years on the air.

Swilley said she would spend two more weeks at WCPO before leaving.

“Welp, the secret’s out! I’m choosing to leave Channel 9,” Swilley wrote on social media. “It’s been an awesome nine years, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to tell stories in a city I now proudly call home. … Thanks for everything!”


Swilley said she plans to stay in Cincinnati and will share more about her next steps soon.

She joined WCPO in October 2015. She’s been a weekend morning anchor since 2021 and also anchors the noon broadcast Wednesday through Friday.