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WZZM Morning Anchor Leaving Station

francis wzzm byeDerek Francis, (pictured second from right) morning anchor for Grand Rapids, MI, ABC affiliate WZZM announced on-air this morning he was leaving the station to work at a local PR firm.

“After this long, our viewers deserve some new, fresh energy and some new jokes,” said Francis on the station’s website.

Francis, whose last day is next Wednesday, started working in TV in Phoenix in 1995. He has also worked in Tennessee and Washington. He has worked at WZZM for 11 years.

You can watch his goodbye after the jump.

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