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Katie O'Mara says goodbye to TV5

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

TV5’s Katie O’Mara returned to the airwaves on Thursday with a big announcement.

Katie has decided to not return to TV5.

She went on medical leave as a result of a blood disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. In a special appearance on TV5 today, Katie announced that her treatments have been unsuccessful, and therefore, she's decided to leave TV5.

Katie has anchored WNEM TV5 Newscasts at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm for 18 years and has emceed hundreds of community events.

She has worked at TV stations in Cadillac and Oklahoma City before planting roots and raising her family here in Mid-Michigan.

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