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Jamie Yuccas leaving WCCO for CBS job in NYC

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Jamie Yuccas, co-anchor of "WCCO This Morning," is leaving the local Minnesota station for a job with CBS in New York.

She addressed the move on the air Friday morning – watch it here.

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It's Yuccas' last day anchoring on the station, the Pioneer Press reports.

Yuccas' departure (which many fans are lamenting on Twitter) means some of her co-workers will shift around too.

Kim Johnson will take her spot next to Jason DeRusha as the morning show co-host, while Ali Lucia will slide over to traffic, Johnson's previous spot, according to a news release from the station.

Both will start their new gigs Monday, Aug. 24.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have a deep and talented roster of broadcasters at WCCO,” News Director Mike Caputa said in the release. “We are thrilled that Kim and Ali are ready to step up and take on bigger roles as we make a make a smooth transition with people who are already well known to our viewers.”

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Yuccas grew up in Maple Grove and went to the University of Minnesota, according to her site bio. She kicked off her news career in Rochester, then moved to Fort Meyers, Florida, for awhile before joining WCCO.

Here are some of the reactions to the news on Twitter, from fans and other media personalities.

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