Signing Off the 6

WKBT (La Crosse, Wis) Anchor Lisa Klein is signing off from the station's 6PM newscast to....say it with me...."spend more time with her family."

After 10 years Klein leaves the 6PM newscast after Today, but will continue to anchor the Five and remain the station's education reporter.

The station says that Klein's decision to give up the anchor seat next to Mike Thompson on News 8 at Six was to allow for more family time with her husband and two daughters.

"Sitting next to my friend and co-anchor Mike Thompson for the past eight years has been an honor," said Klein. "However, I am thrilled to be able to eat dinner with my family on a consecutive basis for the first time since my children were born, while maintaining a career in journalism with the news station I love."

Klein plans to continue to serve the News 8 viewing area for many years to come.

"I am thankful viewers welcomed me into their homes every night at 6 p.m," said Klein. "I will always be grateful for their support and look forward to a long relationship with them on News 8 at Five."