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Liz Crenshaw to Retire After 34 Years at WRC

liz crenshaw wrcAfter 34 years at WRC in Washington, D.C., Liz Crenshaw is retiring from the NBC owned station.

“This is a note I had hoped never to have to write, but Liz Crenshaw has informed me she plans to retire at the end of May,” WRC vice president of news Mike Goldrick wrote in a note to WRC staff this morning. “Our viewers know Liz as a fierce advocate who saves them time and money — not to mention lives as in the case with some of her investigations over the years. We know Liz as a generous colleague, a reliable co-worker, and a good friend.”

Crenshaw began at WRC as an assignment editor. She eventually became a producer in the consumer unit, and when Lea Thompson left WRC for “Dateline” in 1993, Crenshaw became part of the on-air team.

In Goldrick’s note, Crenshaw said she looks forward “with great excitement to what lies ahead — more time with my family — and new adventures.”

Goldrick’s note is after the jump. Read more

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Investigative Reporter Tisha Thompson Joins WRC

As part of a renewed commitment to investigative reporting, NBC owned-and-operated WRC in Washington, DC, has named Tisha Thompson to their investigative unit.

Thompson joins WRC from rival station WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, DC, where she was the lead investigative reporter for four years.

“Tisha has a proven record of success that has exposed corruption, protected taxpayers and generated change,” said Camille Edwards, WRC’s vice president of news.  “She is the perfect person to help us revitalize our investigative unit.”

Although Thompson’s first day at WRC was yesterday, her connection with the station can be traced back to her childhood — her mother, Lea Thompson, spent more than 20 years at WRC as an anchor and investigative reporter before joining NBC’s “Dateline.”