KENS anchor Jeff Brady announced he will be leaving the Tegna-owned station in San Antonio, Texas in March after three years.
The 5, 6 and 11 p.m. anchor says the goodbye is bittersweet. While he loves his TV family, his wife and children need him more.
“My wife had intended to move her medical practice and the family to San Antonio within that first year, but her practice instead unexpectedly blossomed in Dallas, and her advisors say moving it now would jeopardize its success,” he said. “Our three fantastic children are growing up without me, so I’ve made one of the hardest decisions of my career. And that is to retire.”
Brady, who previously worked for WFAA in Dallas, joined KENS in January 2016.
“I can imagine how difficult a decision this is for Jeff to retire from the KENS 5 main anchor seat,” said Tom Cury, KENS 5 president and general manager. “It was very easy for us to support his decision to have his family back under the same roof where it makes sense for them.”
During his time at the station, he developed a franchise called “People Who Make San Antonio Great.”
His last day on air will be March 1.