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Dana King to sign off at CBS 5, pursue art career

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The popular co-anchor who helped lift CBS 5’s 11 o’clock newscast from perennial also-ran to a ratings leader announced—abruptly it should be noted—that she’s giving up her broadcasting job to pursue her life as a sculptor. That’s as in the ‘after 15 years at the station, I’m out of here day after tomorrow’ kind of abrupt.

From TV writer Chuck Barney at the Mercury News:

Earlier this year, King moved across the bay to Oakland, purchasing a home and work compound that she shares with several other artists. She bemoaned the fact that when it came time to leave for the station, she would be forced to leave behind her sculpting and "clean the crud out of her hair and fingernails."

King is about as professional as you find in local broadcast news, but even so, it’s perhaps indicative of the milieu that she attracted lots of attention last year for her hair . . . winning plaudits for having the courage to go gray.

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