FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Sue Welday, 27, an anchorwoman and reporter for Channel 21 television, died Saturday at Parkview Memorial Hospital.
WPTA station officials said Ms. Welday had been hospitalized since Aug. 8 with a rare bacterial infection that affected her intestinal system.
Ms. Welday anchored the 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. news, and was considered the city's top newswoman, station spokesmen said. The Arlington, Va., native started at the station in 1977 as a reporter.
Funeral arrangements were pending.