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WTVD anchor announces her departure from the station

Anna Laurel
Anna Laurel Courtesy of WTVD ABC11

WTVD news anchor Anna Laurel is leaving the Triangle to move to California with her husband.

In a Facebook post dated early Monday morning, Laurel wrote that today is her last day at ABC11:

After nearly 5 years, today is my last day ABC11 WTVD- my husband and I are moving back to California.

I've interviewed National Champs, cancer survivors & researchers looking for a cure. I've met and worked with the most incredible people and got to share what's happening in the community my family calls home. I am forever grateful. Thank you for inviting me into your homes and into your lives.

Laurel started at WTVD in 2013 and was the co-anchor for the afternoon and evening newscasts.