Signing Off in Youngstown

WFMJ Anchor Lauren Landy is leaving the anchor desk for a job guessed it.....Public Relations.

Landry co-anchored “WFMJ Today” since 2008 and will be leaving that gig on Friday. 

She has accepted a marketing and sales position with Central One Optical, an eyeglass lens manufacturer in Boardman that serves customers worldwide.

But Landy is not totally saying goodbye to the world of TV journalism; she will come back to do special-assignment coverage as needed for 21 WFMJ-TV.

Beginning next week, several people will fill the co-anchor vacancy on “WFMJ Today” until a permanent replacement can be found, said Mona Alexander, the station’s news director.

“I have the best job in the world, and leaving it has been a decision I labored over a long time,” she said. “I’ve been through some personal changes and have had to re-evaluate some things in my life, and fortunately this really great opportunity miraculously happened at this time.”