Stroke Survivor and Anchor Kristen Aguirre Says Station ‘Let Me Go’

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

On World Stroke Day, KUSA anchor Kristen Aguirre told her personal story. The Denver news anchor had a stroke and had to learn how to walk and speak again before making her way back to the broadcast studio.

That was in October 2019.

A few days ago, after weeks of people asking her why she wasn’t seen on the Colorado station, she came out publicly to say the station let her go.

“A month ago 9 News let me go, saying I was no longer up to 9 News standards. Did it hurt me? Yes. I wasn’t caught off guard. They had made hints I was no longer going to be part of the team, so I was prepared for the decision,” she said in the IG Live.

Aguirre says it’s been hard but also a reminder that broadcasting does not define her.

“With that being said, you will not hear me talk bad about 9 News. Just because I loved it when I worked there,” she continued.

Now it’s on to bigger and better things, the former anchor said. She doesn’t plan to be in news but is open to all opportunities.

Aguirre will be leaving Denver to see family in Chicago and said she’ll end up in Washington, D.C., where her partners lives.

You can watch her full post below.