Long-time North Carolina news anchor announces ALS diagnosis on air

January 27, 2015 2:52 PM

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Long-time North Carolina news anchor announces ALS diagnosis on air

A long-time North Carolina news anchor who just five months ago shared his “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” with viewers, announced his own diagnosis and subsequent retirement during a broadcast Friday.

Larry Stogner, who has anchored the 6 p.m. news at ABC11-WTVD since 1982, told viewers he would be stepping down immediately to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and spend time with his family.

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