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Jackie Cain is leaving KSTP-TV to 'let life move at a much slower pace'

Cain anchors Channel 5's 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

KSTP-TV will soon have a new anchor on its nightly newscast to replace Jackie Cain, who is leaving the Twin Cities station to be closer to family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"I’m about to hang up the old IFB (the little thing in our ear that lets us hear the folks in the control room) and let life move at a much slower pace. I am so grateful to the Hubbard Family and the team here at KSTP for giving me one of the most impactful opportunities of my life," Cain announced

Cain joined KSTP in 2018 after working at WTAE in Pittsburgh. She replaced Leah McLean, who had anchored KSTP's evening and nightly newscasts for 13 years before transitioning to a reporter role. 

Cain says she's "ready to ditch" her long distance relationship that's been created by her job in Minnesota and her husband's career keeping him Pittsburgh. She also wants to go back home to help her father, who recently suffered a stroke. 

"His work has kept him anchored in Pittsburgh and we’ve only been able to see each other on weekends. Shortly after Father’s Day, my dad had a stroke. God willing he’s doing better every day, but I need to be there. Life truly is too short and I’m listening, God (prayers for Ron are appreciated)," Cain wrote. 

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According to Cain's bio, she graduated with honors from West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media, where she was also the main anchor of WVU NEWS. She went to WVU on a dance scholarship and minored in theater and dance.

"The Twin Cities will always have a piece of our hearts and we will be back often. If I ever win the lottery, the first thing I’m doing is buying a cabin on Gull Lake!!" she said. 

Cain's final day at KSTP is Aug. 19. 

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