WRAL Anchor Sloane Heffernan says she decided to leave the anchor desk because of her family.
Heffernan was working as the Weekend Morning Anchor and said that it was too much.
"After months of deliberations, I had finally gathered up the nerve to talk to my boss about changing my shift", she writes on the station's website.
She added "The early morning hours and working weekends for four years had taken a toll on me and my family. When I was offered the job, I was so excited for the opportunity that I didn't dare tell anyone that I am not a morning person. I did the best I could, but the limited sleep always caught up with me, and my family would pay the price. I'd be the first to admit that I am not very "pleasant" when I am tired."
She says that she will now be working as a part-time Reporter at the station.
"My ship has sailed away from the anchor desk at WRAL, but I know what's waiting on the horizon happens just once in a lifetime," she writes.