After more than six years at KARE 11 and nearly 20 in the television news business, Plymouth native Lindsey Seavert is taking time for herself.
Don't worry, the longtime reporter won't be disappearing from your TV screen completely—at least not yet. In a Facebook post, Seavert writes she's "moved into a part-time, freelance storytelling role at KARE."
Seavert's focus will be on a documentary on Lucy Laney elementary school in North Minneapolis.
"I'll remain with the station for the life of the Lucy Laney documentary, at least until fall, while I also have taken on a new storytelling opportunity in the corporate world," she writes. "So, it's not exactly a goodbye to the newsroom I've treasured for nearly seven years, just more of a deliberate slowdown."
Seavert previously worked at WCCO in the Twin Cities, as well as stations in Columbus, Ohio, and Reno, Nevada. She started her television career at KCCO in Alexandria, Minn. She was born in Golden Valley, grew up in Plymouth and graduated from Osseo High School.
Seavert also writes on Facebook that she's looking forward to spending more time with her family, especially her two children.
"I still will be able to bring goodness and light into the world through new forms of storytelling, while soaking in more of that fleeting scenery—bus stop hugs and spelling tests, sticky fingers and Sesame Street, smiles I don’t see often enough," she writes.
"It's my family's turn."