Jodi Applegate is stepping down from her position as anchor of PIX 11 News at Five and PIX 11 News at Ten. Applegate made the decision to resign because she and her husband — Michael Kay — are expecting a daughter in January, via gestational carrier. Applegate has been with WPIX since 2010.
“After years of putting my career first, I’ve decided to step back for a moment and enjoy this new role,” Applegate said, in a statement. “It was a difficult decision to choose to step away from a full-time anchor position but I want to take this time to enjoy being a new mom and focus on the baby. I’m looking forward to returning to media in the future.”
“We have enjoyed working with Jodi, she will be greatly missed and we wish her and Michael all the best,” added Eric Meyrowitz, PIX11’s vice president and general manager.
Applegate’s final broadcast is December 19.