Anchor and Designer

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WKYC (Cleveland) morning Anchor Maureen Kyle has a side business in clothing.

The Anchor has a company called Lionheart Lamb, a clothing line of dresses and tees for kids. She sells her clothes online and the the items, priced around $50 apiece, are tagged with an inspiring message to be kind, friendly or brave that corresponds to the name of the design.

The fact that a married mother of three little girls with a full-time job — one that gets her up at 1:30 a.m. and puts her on the air at 4 a.m. every weekday — found the time to start a business is enough to stun some. But the dresses laid out on the bed are the realization of a vision too powerful to ignore.

“I felt like it would accomplish something,” she says, “whether it was helping other parents, helping other kids who were like mine, even if it was just helping my own child.”

She is also looking at a possible future without TV news and maybe a new career.

“I don’t know what my endgame was with this,” she admits. “But TV — I mean, you see it — it’s not forever, and it’s not forever for everyone. I don’t know when it will end.”

A wise woman to say the least.

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