Two Journalists Leave for Different Opportunities Before the New Year

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Two journalists are saying goodbye.

WCSH reporter Danielle Waugh is leaving the NBC station in Boston after covering Maine for more than seven years.

“A good journalist should never bury the lede, so let me cut to the chase: after 7.5 years on Maine news, my time here is coming to a close. My last day on the air in New England will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. I can’t say where I’m going quite yet, but I have an exciting opportunity to join an investigative reporting team that will help me grow as a journalist, and tell more in-depth stories with impact,” she said in her personal blog.


She will start her new job in January. Waugh has not said where she will be going.

In Louisville, WHAS anchor Rachel Platt is signing off after 29 years at the Tegna-owned station.

“Life is full of chapters, and one of my most fulfilling chapters is coming to a close. My career in Journalism,” she said in her announcement last week.

Platt told viewers she won’t be retiring. She is starting a new job as the director of community engagement at the Frazier History Museum.

“It combines all of my favorite things, storytelling, history, learning and of course you, the community.”

Her last day anchoring at the station will be December 21.