Anchor Ali Lucia is leaving WCCO after six years

Her last day is Friday.
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Reporter and anchor Ali Lucia is leaving WCCO to move to Chicago with her family, she shared on Instagram Wednesday. Her last day on air is Friday. 

Lucia said her husband accepted a promotion that requires their family to relocate to Chicago. 

"I’ve certainly been feeling so many mixed emotions the last few weeks as I have loved my time in my 'hometown' and broadcasting the news that matters to our community," she wrote. 

"Some days I find myself beaming with excitement for the opportunity ahead, other days I am wiping tears away as I think about the family, friends and colleagues we are leaving behind."

She said she is looking forward to getting settled in their new home in Chicago. 

Lucia, who graduated from Wayzata High School and the University of Minnesota, joined WCCO in 2014 as a features reporter. Since then, she's served as the go-to sports reporter and a traffic report on WCCO's morning show, "WCCO This Morning," and as an anchor on WCCO at Noon, according to the station's website

Her colleague Jason DeRusha tweeted about Lucia's upcoming departure, saying "Our loss is suburban Chicago's gain." He added that they'll say goodbye to her on Friday morning's show. 

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