KXAN News Anchor Amanda Dugan suddenly left the station in early October. Her last day on air was October 5th.
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KXAN News Anchor quits without notice
Just two days after being let go by KXAN, former news anchor Sarah Eckhardt is already speaking out about what happened.
In an interview with the Austin American-Statesman, Eckhardt said she was “blindsided” by the decision to let her go, which came just two weeks after she gave birth to her first child.
“It was a complete surprise,” Eckhardt said. “I had no idea that was coming.”
Eckhardt, who had been with KXAN since 2013, anchored the station’s 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts. She said she was told by station management that they were going in a “different direction” with the anchor desk.
KXAN has not yet announced who will replace Eckhardt on the evening newscasts.
KXAN News Anchor’s last day
Today is KXAN News Anchor’s last day with the station. We would like to thank her for her many years of service and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
KXAN News Anchor’s new job
In early 2021, KXAN news anchor Robert Hadlock announced he was leaving the station after 11 years. His last day on the air was March 3.
Hadlock took a job as morning news anchor at WFAA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth.
At KXAN, Hadlock was part of the morning and noon newscasts. He also reported and anchored special projects.