An unceremonious “buh-bye” to Derrick Young, out after eight years as morning traffic reporter at CBS-owned WBBM.

His swan song was on Tuesday, after a long run that began in 2011.

Young won an open-audition contest for traffic reporter while still a teacher and coach.

“I gave my heart and soul working for CBS 2 in my hometown of Chicago and it’s been a privilege,” he said. “I had eight great years full of wonderful experiences with co-workers, viewers and volunteers. Life is unpredictable, but I know the next phase will be better and more impactful.”

No comment from WBBM on whether his former position will be filled.

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