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Let Go as News Director in Roanoke, Amy Morris Lands Job with New York’s WABC

Amy Morris, who was dismissed as news director of Roanoke’s WDBJ in March, has landed at New York’s WABC, where she’ll work as an executive producer.

“This is exciting for me and quite an honor,” Morris told The Roanoke Times recently. “But I will miss everybody in Roanoke. I’ll look back fondly on what we did here. We did some great journalism.”

A Roanoke native, Morris became WDBJ’s news director in 2007, following stops as an executive producer in Minneapolis and Chicago. She was let go at the end of March following a relatively weak sweeps showing.

Although Morris, who is set to begin at WABC in early May, leaves Roanoke feeling that there’s still some unfinished business there, she is looking forward to the new opportunity.

“I feel I wasn’t done yet,” Morris says of leaving WDBJ, adding, though, that there’s the potential to do big things at WABC.

News Director Amy Morris Exits Roanoke’s WDBJ

Amy Morris, who has been WDBJ‘s news director since 2007, is leaving the Roanoke CBS-affiliate.

So far, details about the departure are scarce and it’s unclear if Morris, a native of Roanoke, left on her own accord or if she was let go.  The timing of her exit is significant, though, as it comes just weeks after February sweeps data was released.

As The Roanoke Times points out, the February ratings book showed that WDBJ’s long-standing lead among local newscasts had slipped–although the station’s current ratings slide began before Morris took over as news director.

Morris began her TV career with WDBJ, working as a reporter and producer for the station from 1991-98.

Keith Humphry to Retire After 31 Years with WDBJ

Anchor Keith Humphry announced this week that he will retire from WDBJ. Humphry joined the Roanoke-Lynchburg CBS-affiliate in 1980 and has been anchoring the station’s 6 p.m. newscast ever since.

“Keith has set an example of great reporting for a couple of generations of young reporters,” said Jeffrey Marks, WDBJ’s president and general manager. “News7 is the solid news organization that it is in no small part because of Keith.

Humphry, 61, will continue at the anchor desk through May. His final newscast is set for May 27th.

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