Donna Britt

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Donna Britt (July 10, 1958 – January 21, 2021) was a longtime television news anchor at WAFB in Baton Rouge. She co-anchored the station's top rated 6 PM and 10 PM news broadcasts.

As a student, she had been working for WYNK radio, and so in 1981 she decided to get a temporary job with WAFB, the local CBS affiliate. She quickly moved from weekend reporter to full-time reporter to host of morning news shows to prime time, where she anchored 9 News.[1]

Britt was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2017, and retired the following year. She died at her home on January 21, 2021, at age 62.[2][3]

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  1. WAFB Profile Page Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved May 3, 2010
  2. "Longtime WAFB anchor Donna Britt dies following battle with ALS". KATC. January 21, 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  3. Morris, George (January 21, 2021). "Donna Britt, longtime WAFB news anchor, dies after battle with ALS". The Advocate. Retrieved January 21, 2021.