Andrea Cambern said goodbye to central Ohioans on Wednesday night in her final newscasts at WBNS-10TV.
Cambern spent more than 20 years with 10TV. She plans to join her husband, Brett, in California.
Several tributes took place this week on-air, including well-wishes from central Ohio personalities and the people whose lives Cambern impacted over the past two decades.
“It has been a privilege, honor and joy to be a part of the WBNS family and yours,” Cambern wrote in a thank you note to viewers on Wednesday night.
Not only will Cambern be remembered for her 20 years behind the anchor desk, but for her role in Commit To Be Fit, a campaign she founded to promote fitness and healthy living. She said she will continue supporting causes that are important to her, including the fight against cancer and heart health for women.
At the end of Wednesday’s 6 p.m. broadcast, Cambern was joined on the news set by Columbus Dispatch Chairman, Publisher and CEO John F. Wolfe; Michael Fiorile, President and COO of The Dispatch Printing Company; and WBNS-10TV President and General Manager Tom Griesdorn. Former co-anchor Dave Kaylor surprised Cambern by presenting a check from Wolfe Enterprises, Inc. for $10,000 for Pelotonia, a grassroots bicycle with the goal to end cancer.
Cambern joined WBNS-TV in 1991 after working at television stations in Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz. Many of those have been at the side of her co-anchor and friend, Jerry Revish. The two were side-by-side on the anchor desk for more than 18 years.
Kristyn Hartman will join Revish on June 4 to anchor the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.