WGRZ weather anchor Maria Genero is leaving the NBC affiliate after 17 years.
“After 17 years at Channel 2, it has become apparent to me that it is time to step away,” Genero told The Buffalo News writer Alan Pergament. “I am thankful for my many years at the station and the opportunities that it has offered me. My decision to leave is based on my desire to explore other avenues than solely being a weathercaster. Channel 2 was well aware that this would be my last contract as a weathercaster and my desire to move away from the weather desk. I thank them for a wonderful 17 years and wish them nothing but the best.”
She also said she is leaving on December 21 and declined a contract offer to stay in the weather department.
As far as, where she’s heading next, she told The Buffalo News, “Everything is up in the air.”