Kayna Whitworth Bids Farewell to WHDH
WHDH Today In New England co-anchor Kayna Whitworth anchored her last newscast on the station this morning. Kayna is headed out west to be closer to her fiancee, former 7News sports reporter Rhett Lewis.
“We are saying goodbye to a good friend,” said Christa Delcamp, Kayna’s co-anchor on Today In New England. “After two years of early mornings and alarm clocks Kayna is saying goodbye.”
Kayna told viewers this morning “My personal life is taking me on a bit of an adventure that’s taking me away from Boston, which is sad for me because I love it here.” Kayna then went on to thank the entire crew at WHDH.
Prior to coming to Boston in December of 2012, Kayna was the morning news anchor at KOLD-TV CBS 13 in Tuscon, Arizona. Kayna covered a variety of stories while working in Arizona, including the shooting that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She’s also covered border wars, wildfires, and has served as the spokesperson for the Southern Arizona chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, according to her bio on WHDH.com. Kayna also filled in on KMSB-TV FOX 11 as part of the shared services agreement between the two stations.
Before working in Arizona, Kayna served as morning anchor/reporter at KBCI-TV CBS 2 in Boise, Idaho. She solo anchored the three-hour morning show, and served as a multi-media journalist for the evening newscasts.
Kayna got her on-air start at KTVZ-TV NBC 21 in Bend, Oregon, where she served as an anchor and reporter for three years. Kayna anchored the morning show, and also served as a multi-media journalist and sports reporter. Before making her debut on the air, Kayna worked as a sports intern at FOX Sports.
Kayna is a native of Colorado, and graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies. While working in Boston, Kayna has taken part in the Best Buddies Challenge, which is a bike ride to raise awareness for people with intellectual disabilities.