Monica Balderrama, KFOX's East Side bureau reporter, will be leaving the station in pursuit of a career outside of journalism.
Balderrama's last day at KFOX will be this Friday. She said her future plans aren't set in stone yet, but she'll miss the station where she spent the last 10 years and covering stories about animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention, Medicare and insurance practices and deceptive business practices. She started at KFOX in November 2001 as a freelance reporter and spearheaded the creation of KFOX's East Side bureau.
"I will always value my time and experience at KFOX-TV. I can't thank the community enough for their support and their willingness to bring forward their issues and concerns and for the trust they had in me to tell their stories," Balderrama said.