CTV Ottawa's Carol Anne Meehan will return to her seat at the anchor desk beginning Monday, April 9, 2012.

Carol Anne has been away since the death of her husband Greg Etue in January. She appeared live on CTV News Wednesday to announce she will be back on-air anchoring the six o'clock news alongside Graham Richardson on Monday.

Hundreds of our viewers have sent notes of support to Carol Anne and her family. She says she is grateful for the outpouring of kindness.

"What has helped so much is the love and support we have received, not just from our family and friends, and my colleagues here at work, but all of you who sent cards and letters, or who gave me hugs in the grocery store," Carol Anne said. "I can't thank you all enough."

Many in the community have been eagerly awaiting Carol Anne's return to the airwaves.

"A day has not gone back that we have not received an email or phone call from viewers asking when Carol Anne will be back. We are thrilled she is ready to return," said Peter Angione, CTV Ottawa News Director.

And from the CTV Ottawa family to Carol Anne, we can't wait to see you back in the newsroom and on the air.