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Carol Costello — Headed For HLN — Bids CNN Audience Emotional Farewell [VIDEO]

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CNN host Carol Costello bid an emotional farewell to her audience on Monday morning.

Carol Costello (Getty Images)

Carol Costello (Getty Images)

“I would like to share a big life change with you,” Costello — who will soon host a daily news program on sister-network HLN — said at the end of Monday’s broadcast. “Friday will be my last day at CNN.”

Costello explained that she made her choice after her husband took a job in Los Angeles, and her “extraordinarily difficult” decision “was like cutting off [her] left arm.”

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“I don’t want to get too emotional, but I will miss you too,” she continued. “You have made my job easy because you are so very engaged.”

“You talk to to me when you spot me on the street, you yell at me, you hug me, and I love that,” Costello stated. “You fill my social media with thoughts, and you watch, and for that I will be forever grateful.”

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