Schneider recalled sitting “in a room with a handful of people at WFMJ staring at a blank tablet” and says he considers himself fortunate to have played “a significant role” in the success of the morning newscast on the Youngstown NBC-affiliate.
“After careful consideration I have decided it is time I leave my post as morning anchor,” Schneider said in a statement. “I am going to take some time off and hope to begin the next chapter of my life right here in northeast Ohio.”
After Schneider’s departure, reporter Mike Case will have a more prominent position on the newscast, WFMJ news director Mona Alexander told the Youngstown Vindicator. The station has more changes to the show planned for early 2012.