After more than two decades of service to the communities of Northern Nevada and the Sierra through her work at KTVN Channel 2 News, news anchor Wendy Damonte is embarking on a new chapter in her professional career.  Wendy will be leaving KTVN on December 17, 2015 to begin work as a Vice President of Advocacy and Community Partnerships at Renown Health.
Over the past 21 years, Wendy has dedicated herself to providing the residents of our area with the very latest information they need to keep themselves and their families safe and informed.  Wendy joined the Channel 2 News Team as the newsroom secretary right after her graduation from the University of Nevada.  She quickly worked her way up through the ranks behind the scenes and then on the air.  Wendy really made a name for herself in the public’s eye during the extensive live coverage of the record New Year’s Day floods of 1997.  While anchoring morning newscasts, then nightly newscasts, Wendy developed a unique interest in and skill for reporting on the health and medical issues that are so important to families here.  That work with health care professionals helped lead to this new endeavor.
“Channel 2 has been my home for the past 21 years. I love this station with all my heart and I will continue to support it from the other side of the camera,” said Damonte.  “I’m excited for a new challenge and am thrilled to continue my efforts to make the Truckee Meadows a healthy community”, Damonte said.
“Wendy has covered everything from the Flood of ’97, to the medical breakthroughs in our area, to the extremely personal, award-winning story of the challenges her mother faced in her battle with breast cancer.  Spreading information to help women with dense breast tissue stay healthy is her passion.  I hate to see her leave, but wish her every success in her new role in our community,” said KTVN General Manager Lawson Fox.
“Wendy will be a great addition to the Renown Health team” said Dr. Anthony Slonim, President and CEO of Renown Health.  “As Renown Health further engages to help create a healthy community, our focus on key relationships is essential in achieving that vision.  Wendy’s ability to help make complex information understandable will be especially important as we continue to work with healthcare consumers and the broader community”, Slonim said.

“All of us at Channel 2 News will miss Wendy’s energy and passion in the newsroom,” said KTVN News Director Jason Pasco.  “We know she will be missed by our viewers, too.  But, we all wish Wendy and her family all the very best going forward and we thank her for her many years of dedicated service and for her friendship,” said Pasco.