Why Is Kontji Anthony Leaving Channel 5?
WMC-TV Action News 5 evening co-anchor Kontji Anthony announced that she would not renew her contract when it ended in April in a letter dated March 7.
Anthony says her time at Action News 5 has been improving, but after more than 28 years in the business, "it is the time for me to pursue a new direction."
Anthony went to work for WCBS in New York as an assignments desk assistant and field producer. She then went to KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Missouri, where she worked as a reporter.
Kontji is a part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the National Association of Black Journalists. He studied at Howard University's School of Communications.
Kontji Anthony Wife: Who Is Patrick Hendricks?
Anthony has a wonderful marriage with Patrick Hendricks. On July 4, 2015, the pair wedded in Memphis, Tennessee, in a beautiful wedding ceremony witnessed by close friends and relatives.
TONIGHT AT 10: Watch my exclusive TV interview on @WMCActionNews5 with author @MarkGreaneyBook as his series #TheGrayMan is set to hit @Netflix in July, starring @RyanGosling and @ChrisEvans. His new book #SierraSix dropped THIS WEEK in the U.S., U.K. and Commonwealth Nations! pic.twitter.com/mFFEnUdQPR
TONIGHT AT 10: Watch my exclusive TV interview on @WMCActionNews5 with author @MarkGreaneyBook as his series #TheGrayMan is set to hit @Netflix in July, starring @RyanGosling and @ChrisEvans. His new book #SierraSix dropped THIS WEEK in the U.S., U.K. and Commonwealth Nations! pic.twitter.com/mFFEnUdQPR— Kontji Anthony 🇺🇸🇰🇳 (@Kontji) February 17, 2022
Apart from that, she hasn't shared any details about her husband. The pair were frequently spotted by the public traveling together. It's still unknown whether the couple has children or not.
Kontji Anthony Family Details
Kontji Anthony was born on October 7, 1971, to loving and caring parents in New Rochelle, New York, in the United States of America.
Her father's name is Dorris Anthony, an African American from Mississippi. Dorris was an entrepreneur and investor who passed in 2017.
Kontji's mother's details are missing at the moment. She grew up with her siblings, Lisa Anthony Carvings, Aurora Anthony Gross, and Johnita Anthony Gefell.
Anthony visited the Institute of Spanish Studies, where he studied language and culture. She moved on to Howard University to get a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Where is Kontji Anthony going?
Kontji Anthony hasn't revealed where she is going after leaving her long career on WMC-TV Action News 5.
According to news portals, she wanted to pursue a new direction after 28 years of working in the media industry.
She stated in an interview, "I leave Action News 5 with an appreciation for my colleagues and fond recollections of the many extraordinary relationships that I have cultivated over the years."