Cory Hepola announces he's leaving KARE 11

His last day will be Jan. 6.
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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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