Jay Warren is leaving WSLS to “pursue other career opportunities,” the Roanoke NBC affiliate announced Monday. His last day will be April 19.

Warren began his WSLS career in 1998 as a reporter. Since 2008, he has anchored the station’s evening newscasts. He is also the senior political reporter at WSLS. He has covered every congressional, presidential and statewide election for WSLS since 1998.

“He has been a great mentor to reporters, and a great leader to those who have been in the television industry for many years,” the station said in a statement.