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January brings anchor departures at WNCN, WRAL and Time Warner Cable News

From left, WNCN anchors Pam Saulsby and Penn Holderness.
From left, WNCN anchors Pam Saulsby and Penn Holderness. Jeff Reeves/WNCN

As was previously announced in his viral “ Christmas Jammies” video, WNCN anchor Penn Holderness is leaving his spot at the NBC station. Holderness’ final day at the station is Friday. The Durham native will be staying in the area and working with his wife at their video production company (get your own “Christmas Jammie” video!).

Also leaving their Triangle anchor chair this week – but not the Triangle – is Johnny Chappell, who until yesterday was the evening anchor at Time Warner Cable News (formerly known as News 14 Carolina). Like Holderness, Chappell is leaving the news business for civilian life (now he can help you buy or sell a house!).

Over at WRAL, morning anchor Kelcey Carlson will leave at the end of this month for the evening anchor job at KMSP, the Fox-owned affiliate in Minneapolis. Carlson has been with WRAL for more than ten years.