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NBC5 anchor/reporter Kristin Dickerson is going with God, leaving the station


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Prominent local TV news personalities lately are hearing higher callings -- and answering them.

As previously posted, WFAA8 meteorologist Colleen Coyle’s decision to leave the station and spend more time with her recently adopted daughter is in large part faith-based. Or as she put it in a Facebook video, “Putting our trust in the Lord won’t make our life perfect, but it will let a perfect savior lead our life.”

NBC5 weekend PM anchor and weekday reporter Kristin Dickerson has also decided to let Jesus take the wheel.

She is leaving the Fort Worth-based station and with her husband will soon embark on a “storytelling faith walk,” Dickerson says in a printed Facebook post.

“We’ll travel to some of the most spiritual places in the world to learn about the commonality among people of various faiths and backgrounds -- and we plan to share their stories and our journey with you,” she says.

The details of their “platform,” (YouTube, podcasts, sharing videos in churches, etc.) have yet to be worked out. But Dickerson knows that their journey will start with “walking the 500-mile Camino de Santiago across Spain” before visiting Israel and India.

“I’ve been told leaving my job and everything I’ve worked to achieve the last 15 years in TV news is a risk, but I feel the biggest risk is not taking it,” Dickerson says.

The Oklahoma State University graduate joined NBC5 in July 2016 after a 12-year stay at Tulsa’s ABC affiliate, KTUL-TV.

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