WNDU Anchor Maureen McFadden to retire after 40 years on air

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A TV news anchor is retiring after 40 years.

“Just by accident, I needed an elective, and someone I was in class with said, ‘Hey, there’s a telecom class over at Notre Dame, and it’s supposed to be a lot of fun. You get to go to the TV station,'” she recalls.

Maureen McFadden has worked her entire career at WNDU. She says it started with a news director who asked her to intern.

“And he goes, ‘Well, I like your writing. Could you work free for the summer in our newsroom?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’m from South Bend. I can do that.'”

During her decades of work she chose to stay in South Bend, even when she got an offer from CNN.

Governor Holcomb presented her with a Sagamore of the Wabash award in December.

Maureen McFadden’s last day on air is Friday.