Tracci Dial is a prominent and accomplished journalist whom NBC Right Now NonStop Local Tri-Cities-Yakima news viewers adore. They look forward to her evening newscasts daily and enjoy every story she reports. But it was recently announced that Tracci Dial is leaving KNDU/KNDO. And since the anchor’s announcement, there have been many questions, including whether she will also leave Tri-Cities-Yakima for her new job. Read on to find out what Tracci Dial had to say about her exit from KNDU/KNDO.
Tracci Dial to Leave KNDU/KNDO
Tracci Dial is a northwest native who graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in 2010. When she was 19 years old, she landed her first reporting job at KRLC (1350 AM) in Lewiston, Idaho.
Dial started working in television in 2007 as a production assistant at KLEW News. She stayed at the station until 2012 and learned many skills during her time there.
In 2012, Tracci Dial joined the NBC Right Now Local News crew at KNDO/KNDU, and since then, there has been no looking back. Many enjoy her work as a journalist by day and anchor by night.
The anchor has received plenty of accolades so far. She was chosen as the best TV anchor in the Tri-Cities People’s Choice Awards in 2019.
In 2020, the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce named her the 2020 ATHENA Young Professional of the Year. That same year, she was also honored by the National Speech and Debate Association as District Communicator of the Year.
Her ongoing series called Dialed In, where she interviews influential local and national figures, is well received. She also hosts the podcast, Biggest Small Town in the Northwest.
But now, the anchor has announced her departure from NBC Right Now. Tracci Dial is leaving KNDU/KNDO for a new opportunity. She will now take on a new position as news director for Northwest Public Broadcasting, a public radio and television service of Washington State University.
Tracci Dial will be at KNDU/KNDO until the end of May 2023. However, she is staying in the Tri-Cities/Yakima area for her new job, which is a relief for her longtime viewers and followers.