Signing Off in Grand Rapids

A longtime Grand Rapids Anchor is signing off to....say it with me....spend more time with her family. 

On the last day of the Feb. Book WXMI Anchor Michele DeSelms announced Wednesday that she is stepping away from the anchor desk.

DeSelms was at the anchor desk when FOX 17 News at Ten launched in 1999.

"For nearly two decades she has delivered important news and information to our viewers from across West Michigan and around the world," FOX 17 News Director Brooks Blanton said. "Michele is a fixture in West Michigan and has worked hard each day to make our community better, and we will miss working with her.”

DeSelms came to WXMI in 1998 from WSYX/WTTE in Columbus, Ohio, and has been here ever since.

"She has led our coverage on important news events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the financial crisis of 2008 and five presidential elections," Blanton said.

Of course the May book is coming up fast, so DeSelms  final day at the station will be May 24.

She plans to stay in West Michigan and spend more time with her family.