KOVR newscaster Audrey Asistio will be leaving the station for a news job in Boston.
Asistio, who arrived at the station in 2013 in an effort to boost ratings in the morning, tweeted her departure on Thursday: “After 3 1/2 years, June 30th will be my last day w/ CBS13 & Good Day. I'll miss you, Sac! Thanks for the BEST memories!”
The CBS 13 morning crew says good-bye to Asistio in this video:
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Just like when she arrived in Sacramento as the new face in town, followers left fawning comments online. “I will miss you greatly,” said one. “Dear sweet Audrey, you have made the Good Day set radiant,” read another one.
Asistio spent two seasons with the Gold Rush, the San Francisco 49ers cheerleading squad, while finishing her college degree at San Francisco State and waitressing at Red Lobster and other restaurants around the Bay Area.
She came to Sacramento from television station KSEE in Fresno where she was an anchor and reporter. She also worked in the Chico and Yakima, Wash., markets.
The native of San Bruno was not the first KOVR anchor to have experience on a professional cheer squad. Asistio replaced Lisa Gonzales, a former Sacramento Kings Royal Court dancer, who joined rival Channel 3 (KCRA).