WATERLOO — KWWL moved quickly in finding a replacement for evening news anchor Amanda Goodman.
On Monday, the Waterloo NBC affiliate named Abby Turpin to replace Goodman and join Ron Steele in June as co-anchor of KWWL News at Five, Six and Ten.
Turpin, a native from Grove City, Ohio, was most recently the main anchor at RFD-TV, a nationwide agricultural cable network for two years. Prior to RFD, Turpin anchored and produced for multiple stations across the country, including KOLN in Lincoln, Neb., and WNWO in Toledo, Ohio.
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Two weeks ago, Goodman announced on the air that she was pregnant with her fourth child and stepping down as anchor. Steele, who was on medical leave after heart surgery, returned to the lineup last week. Goodman will leave the station at the end of May.
Turpin and her husband, Travis, are the parents of a baby girl born last September.