Tori Campbell leaving KTVU news 

It's a sad day for local daytime-TV news lovers: KTVU's (Ch. 2) "Mornings on 2" anchor Tori Campbell is leaving the station after nearly 20 years.

Campbell, who also anchors the noon news, made the announcement on Thursday morning's broadcast, one day after her 19th anniversary. She showed a clip from her debut on April Fools' Day in 1996 (co-anchor Dave Clark said he hadn't seen it before) and joshed with traffic reporter (and old friend) Sal Castaneda.

Calling her decision to leave "not easy," Campbell said, "It's been quite simply the biggest honor of my life to have worked for such an esteemed news organization for nearly two decades."

Station insiders said Campbell's departure comes of her own volition.

"We love her," said one co-worker, who added that Campbell is looking forward to being closer to and spending more time with her family.

Campbell, who began her career in radio, has interviewed newsmakers including Gov. Jerry Brown and hero pilot Sully Sullenberger while at KTVU. On a less illustrious note, in 2013, she found herself apologizing on air after misreporting what turned out to be fake (some called them racist) names of pilots of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco.

Gasia Mikaelian, who co-anchors the KTVU evening news with Frank Somerville, will take Campbell's place. Campbell's last day is June 19.


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