Well-Known Idaho Falls Anchor Calls It Quits After 30 Years

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Thirty years and done.

Longtime KIDK anchor Karole Honas is leaving the Idaho Falls, Idaho, station in late August.

She began working as an anchor alongside Jay Hildebrandt in 1990 on a fill-in basis, and thought she would only be at the station for six weeks.


But that turned into decades alongside Hildebrandt.

“People often say, is Karole as nice as she appears? And I say she’s probably even nicer,” Hildebrandt said.

Honas has done more than just anchor at KIDK. She also created a Sunday morning magazine show called Tough Talk that ran for years.

Her last show will be on Aug. 28.