Last week, WNCN moved Sharon Tazewell into all three evening co-anchor positions – slots previously occupied by Pam Saulsby (7 p.m. and 11 p.m.), who was fired in August, and Melanie Sanders (6 p.m.). Sanders announced today on her Facebook page that she is leaving the station. Friday will be her last day there.
Sanders indicates that she was offered all three anchor spots and turned it down. Tazewell co-anchors each weeknight with Sean Maroney.
This is Sanders’ Facebook message:
“So many wonderful memories! After 11 years at WNCN, this Friday I will say goodbye. I will forever be grateful for the lifelong friends I have made here and the amazing experiences. Covering the Stanley Cup Championship, allowing Howard Stern to humiliate me by making me sing ‘Row Row Row Your Boat,’ and just the day to day newsroom chatter...I will cherish it all. But when I was offered a contract to anchor the three evening newscasts, I decided the terms were not attractive enough for me to be away from my family every evening. So I’m looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life. I’ll keep you posted.”