Category: Signing Off

CLOSING THE BOOK

Sabrina Santucci signed off Tuesday at NBCU’s WMAQ in Chicago, IL. For the past four years, she was a per diem report and MMJ at WMAQ. She came to her hometown station after a ...

LONGTIME ANCHOR TO RETIRE

After a 49-year career, KPRC (NBC) anchor Bill Balleza is calling it quits and announced Wednesday he will retire from the station in January 2020. The staff got the word during a meeting. “It’s ...

JEFF JAMISON UPDATE

Last week, we mentioned long-time DFW Meteorologist Jeff Jamison was leaving KTVT (CBS) for whereabouts unknown. Jamison being the class act he is left a great goodbye note over the weekend. “The first time ...

RIP RUSS EWING

Chicago TV News Legend Ross Ewing has died.  Ewing had a knack for talking with crime suspects and nearly 100 surrendered to him over a decades-long career at WMAQ (NBC) and WLS (ABC).    Some sought ...

RIP BUSINESS NEWS PIONEER

Dan Cordtz, a Santa Fe, New Mexico resident and longtime newsman who pioneered television business news coverage for the ABC network, died early Saturday, three days after his 92nd birthday.  He graduated from high ...

RIP VOICE-OVER KING

Back in the dark ages, I worked at a TV station which employed a voice-over guy.  He sat around read the paper and then at the exact time as credits ran on a show, he’d  ...

HEADED FOR THE EXIT AT PIX

Just under six years was enough for Scott Stanford as sportscaster at Tribune’s WPIX in New York. He signed off last week amid tear-filled tributes from colleagues, viewers and even Jimmy Fallon and Tony ...

PUTTTING A BRAND ON DC

Natalie Brand, the political reporter for Tegna’s KING in Seattle for the past three and a half years, signed off Friday and is headed to Washington DC. While her exact destination is under wraps, ...

VIVA LAS VEGAS

If you have found yourself in Las Vegas over the past decade and tuned in to see what the locals were doing, no doubt you saw KVVU‘s, Monica Jackson. Jackson had been with KVVU ...

SIGNING OFF IN HARTFORD

After 23 years at Tribune’s WTIC in Hartford, CT and a total of 45 years in the business, sportscaster Bob Rumbold says enough. “A big thank you goes out to the athletes and coaches ...

25 YEARS AND OUT

Longtime Milwaukee investigative reporter Colleen Henry  retired from Hearst’s WISN last week. Her plan is to spend more time with her husband, Milwaukee attorney Steve Kohn, had been battling cancer. He too retired from ...

A SHORT STAY IN ODESSA

Sam Eaton has left Gray’s KOSA in Odessa, TX after a year in the news director chair. He’s also been an ND for WRBL in Columbus, GA, and has worked in Charlotte, Kansas City, Columbia, SC, ...

BUH-BYE IN MIAMI

Freelance meteorologist Liz Horton wrapped up a year and a half at CBS O&O WFOR over the weekend. She spread the word across as many social media accounts as she could find: Instagram: Today ...

BET CEO STEPPING DOWN

After a career at BET spanning three decades, Debra Lee is stepping down from her position as chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, effective next Monday, May 28. She’s the latest in ...

CHOOSING TO EXIT

Disney’s KTRK in Houston is in the market for a pm traffic anchor/reporter with the exit of Rebecca Spera. Blogger Mike McGuff reports that Spera had been slated to return from maternity leave when ...

“GOODBYES ARE NEVER EASY”

And with that, WEVV morning show anchor/EP  Shelby Coates announced that she is not renewing her contract with the Bayou City-owned station in Evansville, IN. station. She continued, on her Facebook feed: “And three ...