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Anne M. State (born May 2, 1969) is an American television news anchor, currently weeknight anchor for KGTV, the ABC station in San Diego, California.[1] State was formerly at KOIN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon from July 2014 to April 2015, and was one of the two principal news anchors at WBBM-TV in Chicago from 2008 to 2010.

Early life and educationEdit

State grew up in southern California and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego.[2][3]

In 1994, State backpacked around the world.[3]

Professional careerEdit

State began her journalism career as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KTKA-TV in Topeka, Kansas. She then worked from 1998 until 2000 as a morning anchor and general assignment reporter at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. From 2000 to 2002, State worked as a weekend morning anchor and reporter at KMOV-TV in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002, she joined KNSD-TV in San Diego where she worked as a reporter.[2]

In 2008, State joined WBBM-TV as the co-anchor of the station's 5 pm, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.[2][4] On March 26, 2010, State's contract was not renewed, making her a free agent.[5]

She joined WITI-TV Fox 6 in Milwaukee in October 2010 as a weeknight co-anchor.[6] In July 2014 she became the nightly news anchor for KOIN in Portland OR. During the evening newscast April 14, 2015, State's co-anchor announced that she had stepped down from her position at KOIN, effective immediately, to care for her ailing parents.[7][8]


State holds dual U.S. and Irish citizenship. She also has spent time living and working in London, England and Sydney.[2] In addition, State has hiked in the Himalayas.[3]


  1. ^ "Anne State". KGTV 10. September 10, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 28, 2008. Retrieved December 3, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c,0,2045583.story[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Newsmakers". TVWeek. Dexter Canfield Media Inc. March 25, 2008. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Phil (March 26, 2010). "WBBM anchor Anne State out, weatherman Ed Curran off". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Channel 6 hires a new anchor from Chicago". September 23, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "KOIN 6 News anchor Anne State steps down". KOIN. April 14, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Turnquist, Kristi (April 14, 2015). "KOIN-TV announces anchor Anne State is leaving, to care for her parents". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved July 17, 2016.