KING-5 announces Margaret Larson’s departure date

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We previously reported to you that KING-5 “New Day Northwest” host Margaret Larson is retiring from broadcasting & moving with her family to North Carolina.  Today the station announced her final show will be on July 30.  Margaret has been hosting the show for almost 10 years now each day at 11 am on KING-TV  & 1 pm on KONG-16. She has 35 years in broadcasting as a reporter for NBC twice, news anchor for KIRO-7 & for NBC’s “Today” show, also as a correspondent for “Dateline NBC”. Margaret also anchored the 11 pm news on Channel 5 for three years.  Her non-profit work includes collaboration with Refugees Northwest and international non-profit organizations such as World Vision, Mercy Corps, PATH and Global Partnerships.   Her award-winning career includes four Emmys, two national Clarion awards, three Telly awards and a national Society of Professional Journalists award, alongside multiple awards for her humanitarian work.  The Tegna station is now searching for a replacement host for the local talk show.

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Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening
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