Abc11 Eyewitness News Anchor Larry Stogner to Host Walk for the Animals

Stogner to Serve as Master of Ceremonies for Animal Protection Society of Durham Event

Raleigh, NC, May 26, 2012 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that anchor Larry Stogner, who anchors the Eyewitness News at 6 p.m., will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2012 Walk For The Animals event hosted by the Animal Protection Society of Durham. The event will take place on Saturday, June 2 at Duke University’s East Campus, kicking off at 9 a.m. with breakfast, registrations and activities before the walk begins at 11 a.m. With the increasing number of homeless animals coming into APS, the walk will raise money and awareness for the animals of Durham County and the care they receive from APS, which aims to raise $80,000 at this year’s event.

“We are proud to see Larry serve as the master of ceremonies for the Walk for the Animals event and help raise funds and awareness for the animals of the Durham community,” said John Idler, President and general manager of ABC11. “These economically trying times do not just impact people. The number of homeless animals filing into shelters is on the rise, and APS needs the full support of our community in order to provide these animals with the best care possible as they are prepared for potential adoption into loving homes.”

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

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