The people of Portland have enjoyed Marilyn Deutsch’s news reporting for three decades. She is always the first on the job, whether it is raining or snowing. And now, the iconic reporter has announced her departure from FOX 12 Oregon. Marilyn Deutsch is leaving KPTV after 30 years of service. FOX 12 viewers have grown attached to her over the years and have many queries about her departure. They especially want to know if they will see her on broadcast again. So here’s what Marilyn Deutsch said about her exit.
Marilyn Deutsch to Leave KPTV
Marilyn Deutsch started her journalism career with Oregon Public Broadcasting in 1985. She was responsible for writing, reporting, and producing long-form and investigative TV news stories for OPB Channel 10. Additionally, she reported on multiple stories for OPB’s award-winning news magazine Front Street Weekly.
In 1993, Deutsch joined KPTV in Portland, and since then, there has been no looking back. She is often seen on FOX 12 Oregon’s Emmy Award-winning morning show, Good Day Oregon.
It has been a fantastic ride for the veteran reporter. In her long career, Deutsch has got the chance to meet a wide range of people, from the well-known to the completely unknown.
Among the many notable people she has met over the years is Dr. Albert Starr, the Portland co-inventor of a heart valve that is credited with saving the lives of approximately one million people worldwide. Also, she met the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of 400,000 Tibetan Buddhists, at a concourse at Portland Airport (PDX). And even Buzz Aldrin, the second human to set foot on the Moon on July 21, 1969.
However, the time has come for the reporter to enjoy the next phase of her life. Marilyn Deutsch is leaving KPTV, and her last day on the air will be January 26, 2023. She has been setting her alarm clock to 2:30 a.m. for many years. And now, the time has come to relax and spend time with family.
Marilyn Deutsch has yet to reveal what she will be doing next. However, she has promised to announce her next step as soon as she decides.