Three years ago, WMAQ Anchor Rob Elgas moved from the 4:30AM newscast at the station to the 4:30PM newscast.
Now he's moving again, but this time it's out the door.
Elgas said he is leaving the station to pursue a “new opportunity" that he has not yet said what it is yet.
Elgas has been with the NBC O&O since 2002.
He posted this message to his Facebook page:
If you haven't heard, I'm leaving NBC5 next Friday. It's the toughest career decision I've ever had to make.
I turn 41 next week (yes I'm that old) and my family and I decided this is the perfect time to pursue some new opportunities.
NBC5 has been such a great place to work. Thirteen years ago they found a suburban kid anchoring the news in El Paso, Texas and brought him back home. I'm forever grateful for that. From the top down it's a terrific place, and I will miss everyone there.
Working the night shift for the past 3 years, I'm really looking forward to dinners with my family, driving to practices with the kids, and tucking everyone in at bedtime.
I will still be active on social media! I can't stay away too long. I enjoy interacting with all of you too much.
Finally, thank YOU. I've always been humbled by your messages, both positive and negative. It's a great privilege to be able to tell stories and meet new people in the place you call home. That's a great honor.
I want to thank all of you who take time to read my posts, comment on them, and often give me great story ideas. We have a strong connection and I hope that continues.
Join me for my last week on NBC Chicago! I wouldn't want it any other way.