After a 42-year television career, anchor Ysabel Duron has announced she’s retiring from KRON-4 in San Francisco. She has been with the station almost 23 years.
A weekend anchor of “KRON 4 Weekend Morning News,” Ysabel joined the station as a general assignment reporter in 1990. She was named morning weekend anchor in 1992.
Ysabel’s last day on the air is on her birthday – April 14, although she officially retires on the 16th. She says she purposely picked that day: ”I celebrate my birthday and the beginning of my encore career.”
Ysabel says she had been seriously thinking about retiring since last year, so she could focus 100% of her time to Latinas Contra Cancer, the non-profit she founded in 2003 to provide help for Latinos around issues of cancer, particularly in the low-income, Spanish speaking community.
“I was starting to lose energy and I needed to focus,” Ysabel tells me. For over 10 years, she has been the Executive Director of Latinas Contra Cancer, working full time for the non-profit on weekdays and anchoring on weekends.