Eyewitness News anchor Kim Setty talks about her cancer

September 28, 2010|By Eyewitness News

(WICHITA, Kan.) — KWCH anchor Kim Setty made a public statement on air Tuesday, telling viewers she is battling cancer and receiving chemotherapy.

Kim made a similar statement when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She recovered after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Last year, she learned the cancer had returned, and started low-intensity treatments. At that time, Kim chose not to make a public announcement. “My main goal was to keep life as normal as I possibly could,” she explained.

Because the cancer has started to affect her speech, Kim is taking a leave from anchoring and reporting. “I will be off the air for about a month, maybe longer, but I do hope I can return,” she said.

Kim has worked at KWCH for more than 23 years as a reporter, anchor and producer. In her recorded statement, she thanked viewers for being supportive and understanding changes in her appearance from the chemotherapy.


“When most of us would call in sick, she comes to work and gives it everything she’s got. She’s even scheduled her chemotherapy to minimize missing work,” said KWCH news director Chad Cross. “She’s so down to earth that I don’t think Kim realizes how influential she is here. She sets an example as a respected journalist, a hard-working employee and a committed mother. She’s a joy to have in the newsroom.”

You can send well-wishes to Kim by email at or mail to:

Attn: Kim Setty
2815 E. 37th N.
Wichita, KS 67219

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