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41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill to depart station

Posted at 2:30 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 20:35:53-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After more than a dozen years at KSHB-TV, anchor Christa Dubill, has announced plans to leave the station by the end of the year.

Dubill, who has most recently anchored the 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts with co-anchor Kevin Holmes, said her family life is at the cornerstone of her decision.

“I love my work and the staff at 41 Action News. I love being able to share the amazing stories with and for our viewers each night. But this demanding role leaves me little time to spend with my boys,” Dubill said. “I am grateful to station management and my co-workers who worked hard to accommodate my work-life balance, but at the end of the day, this is the right decision for me and my family right now.”

The Emmy award-winning anchor grew up and attended college in Kansas. Dubill began her broadcasting career as an intern at KSHB-TV in 2000. She then spent 7 years at stations around the country before returning home to 41 Action News in 2007, serving in a variety of roles from reporter to anchor. She is married with two very active sons.

“Christa has shared this family life struggle with us for a while now. While we wanted her to stay with us full-time, we understand and support her decision to leave the station,” Kathleen Choal, VP & GM KSHB-TV, said.

"KSHB-TV is grateful to Christa for her hard work and dedication to the station, her co-workers and to the community we serve each day," Choal said. "We are working with Christa to find ways for her to continue telling the incredible stories that highlight the heart and soul of Kansas City in special reports in the future."

Dubill’s last day on-air will be Dec. 16, 2019, which coincides with the start of her planned vacation. A nationwide search for her replacement is underway.