WSYX and WTTE anchor Yolanda Harris signed off from the Columbus ABC and Fox affiliates Wednesday night, ending a 24-year run amid speculation she may be jumping to rival WBNS.
“I’m going to take some time for myself and prepare for my next adventure. It’s been a great run, thank you for joining me for the ride,” Harris said in a message posted to Facebook. “Until then, I’m not saying goodbye, I’m just signing off.”
The Columbus Dispatch, citing unnamed sources, reports Harris will join Columbus CBS affiliate WBNS.
WSYX general manager Tony D’Angelo told the paper Harris informed station officials “a while ago” of her intention to leave when her contract expired at the end of 2016. “She did a fantastic job here and we would have loved to have kept her,” D’Angelo said. “But she wants to move on, and we are very supportive of her.”