KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB-TV journalist Elizabeth Alex will end her daily anchoring duties on February 27, announced Brian Bracco, Vice President and General Manager for KSHB/KMCI-TV. Alex currently co-anchors 41 Action News at 6:00 PM with Mark Clegg.
"Elizabeth has been a newsroom leader and a positive force in our community and we look forward to her contributions to 41 Action News in the future," Bracco said.
Alex, a Shawnee Mission West graduate who grew up in Overland Park, joined the station in May of 1996. In addition to her anchoring duties, she has taken her job of reporting the news to heart.
Alex launched an Emmy award-winning investigation into pollution in Sugar Creek that led to action from state and federal authorities. She also started the annual KSHB Cancer Call Center after sharing with viewers the story of her husband Brian's death from esophageal cancer.
Elizabeth also traveled thousands of miles to places such as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Israel and Gaza and Pakistan reporting on the way world events shaped life in Kansas City and the work of international aid organizations based here. She has also accompanied Medical Missions Foundation to Guatemala and Romania, where she sponsors an orphanage and regularly reports on how "her kids" are growing up.
By leaving the anchor desk, Alex will have more time to spend in her position as Community Outreach and Media Relations Director at Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, a non-profit working in 22 countries that is based in Kansas City, Kansas.
"I love telling stories," Alex said. "I am delighted to be telling stories about the life changing work CFCA is doing around the world, and to still have the opportunity to report on events here in Kansas City."
In February, viewers will get one last look at Elizabeth's most memorable stories and moments over the past 17 years.
"I thank KSHB, and the people of Kansas City for the honor of all these wonderful years on the air," Alex said.
Alex will continue to serve in a Special Correspondent role with 41 Action News. In this role, she will contribute to future special projects and participate in various station sponsored events.