Married Journalists Leaving Oregon Station to Work in North Carolina

By Kevin Eck 

Dan Haggerty and Cristin Severance say they’re leaving Portland, Ore. NBC affiliate KGW to join WRAL in Raleigh, N.C. in October.

Saying he loves “this city, its people, and KGW…” Haggerty, who is an evening anchor, told viewers on Facebook that the married couple is making the move  because “Covid changed our perspectives on what’s most important.”

“I’ll be an investigative reporter and documentary producer,” said Severance who is an investigative reporter at KGW, while Haggerty “will be an anchor.”


“The pandemic separation has really affected people in so many ways,” KGW news director Greg Retsinas told The Oregonian. “They have two young boys, and their entire family is back on the East Coast.”

Haggerty and Severance came to KGW in 2018 from KTVT in Dallas, Texas.