WAFB Anchor Steps Down a Year After Announcing ALS Battle

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WAFB Donna Britt, who announced she was battling ALS last summer, will retire from the Raycom station in Baton Rouge.

She joined the CBS station in 1981 and along with her co-anchor George Sells, who retired in 2012, helped make the 10p.m. the highest rated late night newscasts in the country.

“Donna is one of the kindest and most caring people I’ve ever met,” said WAFB news director Robb Hays. “Her warm smile and one-of-a-kind personality have won over the hearts of our viewers and, certainly, everyone here at the station.”


TVSpy reported when Britt announced she would stop doing he late night newscasts last year to spend more time with her family. She continued to do the 6p.m. newscast.

She continues to undergo ALS treatment.

Her last day anchoring will be June 13.