Ex-TV anchor ‘getting help’ after DUI arrest

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LOS ANGELES  — Former San Diego news anchor Bree Walker said she is “taking strong action” after being arrested in Anaheim this week on suspicion of drunk driving.

Walker, 61, was stopped at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ball Road, said Anaheim Lt. Tim Schmidt. She was booked and released.

“Thnx 4 all the support from so many of you who’ve written and called. I’m taking strong action and getting help in battling my disease,” Walker wrote on Twitter Thursday.

Walker worked as a reporter and anchor in three major U.S markets — San Diego, L.A. and New York City. She also became a disability activist, having been born with ectrodactyly, a rare genetic condition that caused her fingers and toes to be fused together.

Walker kept the condition hidden with a pair of glove-like prosthetic hands until she revealed it while at KGTV 10News in San Diego. She joined the station in 1980 as a consumer advocacy reporter and eventually became one half of San Diego first female anchor team on the 11 p.m. newscast, alongside Carol LeBeau.

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