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Erica Brecher is leaving Buffalo CBS affiliate WIVB to work in marketing at a local medical company.
Brecher has worked at the station for three years. Her departure comes a week after her husband, WIVB meteorologist Andrew Baglini, announced his departure from the station. His last day is Wednesday.
Brecher and Baglini both work weekends and have a 21-month-old son. She told the Buffalo News she “always admired” Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee “who made it to the literal top of ABC News and has two children.
“I do feel a little like I’m becoming an unfortunate statistic,” she said. “You see a lot of women leave TV news after they start a family because the schedules and family life are impossible to balance. That may even be why some very career-oriented women in TV choose not to have children. I always knew I wanted kids and believed that if there’s a will, there’s a way. I found the will and the way for about two years, but the truth is, it’s really damn hard to come home at 12:30 at night, not get sleep for a while after that, and be up at 6 with a toddler.”