Anne State

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Anne M. State (born May 2, 1969) is an American television news anchor, formerly at KOIN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon from July 2014 to April 2015, 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. During the evening newscast April 14, 2015, State's co-anchor announced that she had stepped down from her position at KOIN, effective immediately, to care for her ailing parents. [6] [7]


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]