ABC11 Eyewitness News Anchor Larry Stogner to Provide Live Coverage From Haiti

Raleigh, NC, January 16, 2010 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that anchor Larry Stogner will be providing live news coverage from Haiti beginning Thursday, Jan. 14. Stogner is embedded with the 82nd Airborne Division in its mission to provide humanitarian support to the country after a magnitude 7 earthquake devastated the country on Jan. 12.

Stogner will provide constant updates as the information unfolds on ABC11 Eyewitness News. As of Thursday, Jan. 14, Larry Stogner is the only news anchor in the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville market assigned to report live from Haiti.

“We are honored to travel with the 82nd Airborne Division on their mission to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief after this week's earthquake,” said John Idler, president and general manager of ABC11. “Larry will be covering the international efforts to aid Haiti in the wake of this catastrophic event.”

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- Stogner joined ABC11 Eyewitness News in 1976. In 1982, he was named anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. He continues to anchor Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 p.m.

- In the summer of 2002, Stogner accompanied units of the 82nd Airborne Division into Afghanistan, where he provided live nightly reports from Kandahar and later produced an hour-long special Kandahar Diary.

- A Vietnam veteran in the U.S. Air Force, Larry also traveled to Vietnam in 1995 to report on the 20th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, which effectively ended America's involvement in that conflict. His documentary called Back to Nam was nominated for an Emmy.

About ABC11 Eyewitness News:
ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 33 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 22-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on as well as serving two additional digital channels, ABC11 Eyewitness News Now on Time Warner cable channel 213, and Live Well HD on Time Warner 212. ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to

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