Anne State

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Anne M. State (born May 2, 1969) is an American television news anchor at KOIN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, and was one of the two principal news anchors at WBBM-TV in Chicago from 2008 to 2010.

Early life and education[edit]

State grew up in southern California and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego.[1][2]

In 1994, State backpacked around the world.[2]

Professional career[edit]

State began her journalism career as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KTKA-TV in Topeka, Kansas. She then worked from 1998 until 2000 as a morning anchor and general assignment reporter at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. From 2000 to 2002, State worked as a weekend morning anchor and reporter at KMOV-TV in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002, she joined KNSD-TV in San Diego where she worked as a reporter.[1]

In 2008, State joined WBBM-TV as the co-anchor of the station's 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.[1][3] On March 26, 2010, State's contract was not renewed making her a free agent.[4]

She joined WITI-TV Fox 6 in Milwaukee in October 2010 as a weeknight co-anchor.[5] In July 2014 she became the nightly news anchor for KOIN in Portland OR.


State holds dual U.S. and Irish citizenship. She also has spent time living and working in London, England and Sydney, New South Wales.[1] In addition, State has hiked in the Himalayas.[2]