Longtime 'Almanac' co-hosts to remain on show, despite ending marriage


Veteran Minnesota journalists Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola, longtime co-hosts of the TPT public affairs show "Almanac" will continue to host the Friday night program, despite plans to end their marriage.

Wurzer announced the news on her Facebook page on Tuesday morning. Many commenters thanked her for the post, and offered their sympathy. She posted:

We want to share some news with you.
Eric and I have made the decision to end our marriage.
We remain the best of friends and will continue to work together every Friday on Almanac.
Thank you in advance for your kindness and support.
Cathy and Eric"

In an email, Wurzer described the decision as "very amicable," the Pioneer Press reports. She also noted that "all is well between Eric and me," the Star Tribune reports.

Eskola, who graduated from Duluth East High School and the University of Minnesota Duluth, started as co-host of the show in 1986.

Wurzer, an author and host of MPR's "Morning Edition" program, joined him on the show in 1994, the year they were married.

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