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WBOY 12 News anchor Harley Benda is quite popular with the locals in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Naturally, her viewers became concerned when she posted a photo straight from her hospital bed. Now, they want to know what happened to Harley Benda and where she is. Thankfully, the news anchor provided a detailed health update on social media. Read on to find out what happened to Harley Benda and if she plans on taking a break.

Harley Benda’s Education and Career

A native of Saint Clairsville, Ohio, Harley Benda graduated from West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media in 2020. She started working in the TV news industry when she joined WBOY-TV in 2021.

Benda is the weekday morning and noon anchor at the station. In addition to her anchoring duties, she frequently reports from the scene of breaking news. Previously, she was a freelance writer for the Morgantown-based newspaper, The Dominion Post.

For the last few days, Benda has been MIA on WBOY-TV. The anchor also sent 12 News viewers into a frenzy when she posted a picture of herself from the hospital bed. This left ardent followers to wonder what happened to Harley Benda.

Harley Benda’s Health Update

On February 13, 2023, Benda underwent surgery to treat her appendicitis. The surgery went well with no complications, and now the anchor is resting at her home.

Benda shared a health update on social media and said, “The surgery went well with no complications. I’m sore, and it’s going to be a tough recovery as I wasn’t prescribed any pain meds other than good old-fashioned Tylenol and ibuprofen. I’ll push through.”

According to the anchor, she woke up to some weird stomach pain at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday. So she went to the ER and was diagnosed with appendicitis.

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Furthermore, Harley Benda will be off the anchor desk for a few more days. Until then, 12 News viewers can count on meteorologist Khalil McIver and news anchor Justin McLennan.

Meanwhile, Jeena Cadigan, whose last day on the desk was Sunday, filled in for Benda for 12 News at noon on February 14, 2023.