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Alexit: Alexa Conomos officially says goodbye to Daybreak


Alexa Conomos said goodbye to viewers and colleagues Thursday while holding hands with a tearful Ron Corning, her Daybreak co-anchor. She spent 15 years with the program. Photo: Ed Bark

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Alexa Conomos officially called it a day on Thursday’s Daybreak, ending a 15-year tenure with TEGNA8’s waker upper.

She profusely thanked colleagues and viewers for being her surrogate families. Conomos otherwise is leaving both Daybreak and the station in favor of a “work-life balance” for herself, her husband and their three young children.

Conomos joined Daybreak in 2002 as the program’s traffic anchor before becoming co-news anchor with Ron Corning in June 2014 after regularly filling in. She originally announced her decision to leave in January 2017, but repeatedly was persuaded by station management to stay on while a replacement was sought. In late November, the station finally named Kara Sewell from Cincinnati’s WXIX-TV to join Corning at the Daybreak anchor desk. He said she’ll be introduced to viewers on the Friday, Jan. 5th edition of Daybreak.

On her last day, Conomos was showered with affection and a highlight package of mostly goofy moments, including her mispronunciation of Fort Worth’s Mayfest as “Mayfart” during a memorable 2011 traffic segment.

In her closing remarks, before being joined by her family, Conomos urged viewers to look at her Facebook page for news of what she’ll be up to next. That would be Anderson Conomos Homes, a newly formed “real estate consultation” firm.

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