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Des Moines TV journalist Fodor to retire

May 4, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Cynthia Fodor

Cynthia Fodor, a veteran journalist at KCCI-TV Ch. 8 in Des Moines, Iowa is retiring on June 1. Below is an excerpt from the announcement:

“Fodor started at KCCI in 1994, anchoring evening newscasts and the 5 p.m. news for 23 years. She made a personal connection with thousands of Iowans while co-anchoring KCCI 8 News at 5 live from the Iowa State Fair.

“In 2015, she transitioned to her current role as chief political reporter. She became a regular and respected presence at the Iowa State Capitol.

“Fodor won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in 2004 for her “Big Flag” story and is a two-time regional Emmy Award winner. She was also honored with the National Transportation Highway Safety Media Award for best reporting on traffic safety issues. She has also received statewide awards from the Iowa Associated Press and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.

“Cynthia is a Pittsburgh native and received her degree in journalism from Ohio University in Athens. She spent five years as a reporter in her hometown at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh and worked at WTEN-TV in Albany, New York.

“A highlight of Cynthia’s career was her experience with ABC News in New York, London, and Washington, where she worked as Peter Jennings’ researcher.”

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