Ducking out in Des Moines

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KCCI Morning Anchor Katie Ward said she is leaving the station to...say it with me..."spend more time with her family". 

News Director Dave Busiek said Ward is leaving to take care of her two children, a 3 year old and a 15 month old.

Busiek said Ward will leave "sometime this summer" and that her departure has been discussed for some time. "We've already started looking" for a new morning anchor to join Steve Karlin, he said.

Ward has been with KCCI since March 2006 and became the morning anchor in August 2010.

H/T Des Moines Register