KOAT (ABC) News anchor Marisa Maez has announced she is leaving the station in Albuquerque NM to spend more time with her family.

“I am so grateful to all of the loyal viewers who have faithfully watched me go through so many changes professionally and personally,” said Maez. “How lucky I am to have had such a wonderful career, it makes saying goodbye so difficult.”

With a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of New Mexico, Marisa started her career at KOAT as an associate producer in January 1999.

“We are very sorry to see Marisa leave KOAT. She is an excellent anchor and journalist and a valuable member of our morning team,” said KOAT President and General Manager Lori Waldon. “But we understand her desire to spend more time with her family. We will miss her.”

Her last day at KOAT is Friday.

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