After 35 years of work in broadcast journalism, Margaret Larson will be retiring July 30 from KING 5’s daytime talk show, New Day Northwest.

“Margaret has been a tremendous mentor, colleague, and dear friend to so many of us at the station. We will miss her dearly but are excited for her to begin this new chapter in her life,” Lindsay Sieverkropp, director of local programming.

Larson has worked across the globe in her capacity as a journalist, and as a humanitarian, visiting more than 60 countries, however, her work on New Day Northwest has made a local impact. In a press release issued by KING 5, it stated, “Larson’s recognized passion for storytelling and helping others are just a few of the many reasons New Day Northwest has thrived and resonated with the community.”

She has worked with global organizations such as World Vision, Mercy Corps, PATH, and Global Partnerships, as well as with Refugees Northwest in Seattle.

For her contributions to the field of journalism, Larson has been honored with four Emmys, two national Clarion awards, three Telly awards, and a national Society of Professional Journalists award. She also has received multiple awards for her humanitarian work.

New Day Northwest will continue to broadcast on KING 5, weekdays at 11 a.m., soon with a new host, who has big shoes to fill.