The Danger of Local News Anchors Jumping Into Politics

From a story on CJR’s The Media Today with Jon Allsop headlined “Kari Lake, and the danger of local news anchors jumping into politics”:

LAST YEAR, Kari Lake, a news anchor at Fox 10, a local TV station in Phoenix, announced in a video posted to social media that, following a period of leave, she had made the difficult decision to quit journalism. “Sadly, journalism has changed a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom, and I’ll be honest—I don’t like the direction it’s going,” Lake said. “I found myself reading news copy that I didn’t believe was fully truthful, or only told part of the story, and I began to fear that I was contributing to the fear and division in this country by continuing on in this profession.” Lake thanked her bosses for giving her the opportunity to cover big stories, then thanked her viewers and those she’d met in the community for their “trust and friendship” over the years.