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Cory Hepola announces he's leaving KARE 11

His last day will be Jan. 6.

KARE 11 anchor Cory Hepola announced Friday that he is leaving the Twin Cities TV station. 

"I'll never forget the day KARE 11 called me. I didn't have a job, was laid off again, and was holding a 4-month-old son. I cried. KARE 11 gave me an opportunity in News when no one else would and I will forever be grateful," he wrote in his announcement

Hepola has not announced what he'll do next, but he'll remain with KARE until his last day Jan. 6. 

Hepola, a native of Perham, Minnesota and graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, joined KARE 11 in April 2015 following a stint as an anchor in Houston, Texas, and began as an anchor on KARE 11 Sunrise weekday mornings. 

In January 2017 he transitioned to a weekend anchor role alongside his wife, Camille Williams, on the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. 

Hepola recently won a Midwest Regional Emmy Award for Best Talent-Anchor. 

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