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June 13, 2014 at 9:40 PM

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Last daily anchor broadcast for Queen of KING


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

KING 5 TV's Jean Enersen chats with Doug Mossano, director of 5, 9 and 11 p.m. broadcasts, as she returns to her office to prepare for her last 5 p.m. stint as a daily news anchor on Friday, June 13, 2014. She's been at King 5 for 46 years, 42 of those in the anchor position. The first female local TV news anchor in the country, Enersen, the "Queen of KING," will remain to contribute to the station's HealthLink reports.

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"That's the other half of my lunch," says KING 5 TV's Jean Enersen as she points to an apple on her desk while she hurries to prepare for her last 5 p.m. broadcast.

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A few awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences sit perched on a shelf in the office of KING 5 TV's Jean Enersen.

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KING 5 TV's Jean Enersen smiles as she watches a tribute video to her with co-anchor Dennis Bounds.

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KING 5 TV Jeff Renner, Dennis Bounds, Jean Enersen and Paul Silvi enjoy a last hurrah as they finish Enersen's last 5 p.m. broadcast as a daily news anchor.

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KING 5 TV's Jean Enersen gives co-anchor Dennis Bounds a hug after they finish her last 5 p.m. broadcast.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

KING 5 TV's Jean Enersen gives a wave as she walks out of the studio after finishing her last 5 p.m. broadcast as a daily news anchor after 46 years at the station, 42 of those in the anchor position.

NBC's tribute to Jean Enersen.

For more photos, visit the gallery.

Read more about Jean Enersen and see photos from throughout her career, here.

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