Former KSTP-TV anchor Mark Suppelsa entering rehab

Last week, he told WGN-TV staffers he was going to Hazelden, Minnesota for a month long alcohol treatment program. In the email he said, "Simply put, I have been abusing alcohol at the end of my work day as my family slept. It was my secret and I became accomplished at hiding it." He is expected to be back on the WGN anchor desk in June.
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Last week, he told WGN-TV staffers he was going to Hazelden, Minnesota for a month long alcohol treatment program. In the email he said, "Simply put, I have been abusing alcohol at the end of my work day as my family slept. It was my secret and I became accomplished at hiding it." He is expected to be back on the WGN anchor desk in June.

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