WTOL Anchor Kristi Leigh Headed to Fresno

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Kristi Leigh‘s “childhood dream” job was to be the evening news co-anchor at WTOL. Now, after three years, she is moving on.

Leigh will join Fox affiliate KMPH in Fresno, Calif. Her last day on the air in Toledo is scheduled for Friday, February 14 before she hits the airwaves of the Sinclair-owned station.

“This is a decision not taken lightly,” said Leigh, who continued, “something started stirring inside me that maybe I should make a change. I thought about it for a long time. It took me months to finally make the decision.”


Leigh joined WTOL-WUPW in 2017 to co-anchor the stations’ six evening newscasts alongside veteran Toledo journalist Jerry Anderson, who retired in June 2018.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Leigh was born in Toledo and has never left the market.

“I feel like I’m ready to experience another part of the country,” Leigh said. “I’ve traveled all of the world and yet I live in my hometown, got my degree in my hometown, and never had to live outside of my hometown.”

Kristi Leigh’s start date in Fresno is slated for March 16.