INDIANAPOLIS - RTV6 Anchor Grace Trahan announced she is leaving television news. Her last day with the station will be Friday.
Trahan has been waking up the viewers of central Indiana for 14 years on "Good Morning Indiana."
While that is her signature newscast, Grace has also anchored the noon news for that same amount of time.
Her tenure at RTV6 goes back to 1994, when she started as a general assignment reporter, before anchoring the weekend news.
"After much thought and consideration, I have decided that my family time is suffering and I cannot be the kind of mom I want to be to my three children. While I have enjoyed 23 wonderful years in the news business (18 of those right here at RTV6), I have decided it is time to put my family first," Trahan said.
Trahan is a native Texan but has sunk deep Hoosier roots with her husband, Joe, and three children.
She serves on several boards, including the Care for Kids Foundation and LifeBridge.
In 2007, "Nuvo" named Grace their Readers' Choice for Best TV Anchor. The year before, she was a Finalist for the "Indianapolis Woman" Choice Favorite Local TV Female Anchor.
Before coming to RTV6, Trahan worked as morning anchor in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University.
Being the mother of three children, Trahan has an intense interest in parenting and children's issues. Trahan is also very open about her faith.
"God gives all of us a purpose. He gave us the gift of life and how we live our lives is our gift to Him. I try to honor Him in everything I do," she said.
Trahan and her family attend St. Monica Catholic Church, where she is a cantor and leads the congregation in song at least once a month.