Published : Tuesday, 08 Nov 2011, 3:25 PM EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Good Morning Connecticut co-anchor, Kristen Cusato, will be leaving News 8 to become the Southwest Regional Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association . Her last day on the air will be November 23rd.
Over the past several years, raising awareness about Alzheimer's has become Cusato's passion. In 2009 she returned to the East Coast because her mother was diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer's called Lewy Body Disease. "I feel the last two plus years of my life, since my Mom was diagnosed with Lewy Body disease, have pointed me in this direction," said Cusato about the move. "I am so looking forward to sharing information with caregivers and those affected by dementia, to make their lives a little easier. This is what I believe I am meant to do. I will miss my News 8 family, and I am so thankful they hired me back when I returned from San Diego. I am so ready for this next part of my life! "
"We are proud of Kristen and her desire to follow her heart," said Mark Higgins, Vice-President and General Manager of WTNH/WCTX. "Anyone who knows Kristen, knows this has been her driving passion for the last several years. We will greatly miss her and her outstanding contributions to News 8. We wish her all the best in her new endeavor."
Since 2010, Kristen has been part of the morning team of Chris Velardi, Gil Simmons and Teresa LaBarbera. No replacement for her position has been announced. Good Morning Connecticut airs weekdays from 5-7am on WTNH News 8 and from 7-8am on WCTX MyTV9.
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