2011-11-17 / Local & State

WTAJ Anchor Leaving Station For Marketing Job

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – A news anchor is leaving WTAJ-TV in Pennsylvania to take a marketing job with a nearby amusement park.

Thirty-five-year-old Amy Mearkle says Nov. 23 will be her last day at the station in Altoona, where she co-anchors WTAJ News This Morning.

The Altoona Mirror (http://bit.ly/rpsL3g ) reports Monday that Mearkle is taking a job as director of advertising and marketing for DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in nearby Tipton.

Mearkle grew up on a dairy farm in Clearville, Bedford County and graduated from Everett Area High School in 1994 and Elizabethtown College in 1998 before her first broadcast job with WDBJ-TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va.

She came to WTAJ as Bedford County reporter in 1999 and was promoted to the station's morning show in 2001.

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