Bolting from Bangor


WLBZ (Bangor) Sports Anchor Melissa Kim said Maine “will always have a special place in my heart,” but she's putting it in her rearview mirror. 

Kim is leaving to take a sports reporter job at WIAT CBS 42 in Birmingham, Ala. She will start there Sept. 16, and her last day at WLBZ is Friday.

“It’s definitely going to be a huge change. But I’m really excited,” said the 29-year-old Kim, who has spent 3 1/2 years in Bangor.

“This was an opportunity I couldn’t say no to … getting a chance to cover football at the University of Alabama,” added Kim. “Football is one of my favorite sports. I love [University of Southern California] football. I got into it because my dad [Kwang Sik Kim] was a professor there.”

Kim said she will get a significant pay increase.

“It’s nice to make more money, but that’s not the reason I’m leaving,” Kim said. “This will give me an opportunity for growth.”

But were sure the extra cash won't hurt.  

H/T Bangor Daily News