Leaving the Rock

WIFR (Rockford, IL) Weekend Anchor Kathleen Cohen is leaving the station at the end of the month, but she is staying in the land of Lincoln.

Cohen announced on Facebook that she is moving to WAND in Decatur. She writes, "I am very excited to announce that I will continue touching the lives of others and covering inspiring stories nationwide in my next stop to WAND TV in the Springfield-Champaign-Decatur market. WAND is an NBC-affiliated station, and I cannot wait to be the newest member of the news team as the 4pm anchor!"

Cohen looks back on her time in Rockford with fond memories. "During my year in Rockford, I have learned valuable lessons through covering countless stories; from covering shootings and bad accidents, to the state budget impasse and the people it's affecting most, to people around the community working together to make Rockford a wonderful place. I want to take a moment to say thank you for letting me be a part of the community."

She signs off from WIFR in a few weeks.