After 30 years anchoring the news in Myrtle Beach, S.C., WBTW anchor Nicole Boone is saying goodbye to her full-time gig as the station’s main anchor.
Effective Nov. 23, she will become a special events anchor and only appear on the air for special live coverage of events around the community that the station sponsors.
“After more than 30 years in the Myrtle Beach and Florence community, the time has come for the next chapter in my life. I will be getting married before I move to Rock Hill, South Carolina in November; my son, who graduated from Clemson University, is taking his first job in Rock Hill; and my daughter is still a student at Clemson. My relocation will put me closer to my children and parents, who live in my hometown of Spartanburg. I’m thankful to WBTW for the opportunity to stay connected to the team I work with and love,” Boone said.
It’s a tough pill to swallow for viewers and people in the newsroom who have seen Boone and her co-anchor Bob Juback anchor together for more than 25 years.
“Nicole and Bob Juback have co-anchored WBTW newscasts for over 25 years, making them one of the longest-tenured anchor teams in the country. During that time Nickie has developed a special bond with our viewers that comes across very naturally both on-air and in public. While we understand her desire to move on, we worked together to find a role that will keep her engaged with our community and a part of the News 13 team going forward. Nicole will soon be moving to Rock Hill where her fiancé lives. Her new role will allow Nicole to continue covering events for WBTW on a part-time basis,” said WBTW vice president and general manager Jeff West.
Boone’s last day anchoring the 5 and 6 p.m. shows will be on Nov. 23. Her last 11 p.m. show will be on Nov. 20.