Out the Door in Chicago

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:

Hello everyone!

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.