Welcome back to Rockford to the newest member of the Eyewitness News team!

It was a big morning on Eyewitness News as Emily Waldron said good-bye to the morning show and we all said hello to the newest member of the team, Kathleen Cohen.

Emily will be returning to the evening news, sharing on her Facebook page:'I’m gone, but not really! I’ll be back on my normal shift at 9pm on FOX 39! 🙂 You can catch me for all four newscasts tomorrow night: 5/6/9/10pm.'

Kathleen also shared the new saying, 'IT’S OFFICIAL: Emily Waldron signed off and I signed on! Be sure to tune in to WTVO Ch. 17 from 5-7 a.m. and 7-9 a.m. on WQRF Fox 39! 🎥 First day with Jay Leonardi-Eyewitness News and Meteorologist Ryan Belz was a fun one! 😊'

Kathleen most recently worked on CBS Chicago, and used to be a part of the WIFR weekend team here in Rockford.

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