Lance Barry announced this morning that he is leaving Cincinnati ABC-affilaite WCPO, the Cincinnati

“I never took it for granted that I was being mentioned in the same sentence as an anchor as the likes of Clyde Gray, Carol Williams and the woman sitting next to me, Katherine Nero,” Barry said on today’s newscast. “So now with my dream realized, it is time once again to say goodbye and express my gratitude. I’m extremely excited about what’s ahead for me.”

Barry joined WCPO in 2005 as a reporter. He is the solo anchor of the 4:30 a.m. newscast and the news anchor for the morning newscast.