Out the Door in Waterloo

A Waterloo Anchor is leaving the station to.....go ahead and say it with me....spend more time with her family. 

KWWL Anchor Amanda Goodman, who has been with the station about four years, announced on evening newscasts and on the station’s website she is pregnant with her fourth child and leaving the station at the end of May to devote more time to her family.

“It hit me that I am going to have four children under the age of 8 and I think the ‘mom-guilt’ really sunk in,” Goodman said in a story posted on the station’s website. “This schedule can be tough. Every night when I go home for break after the 6 p.m. news, my kids ask me the same tough question: ‘Do you have to go back to work?’ The disappointment on their faces is really hard to digest.”

“We certainly understand and support her,” station manager Jim McKernan said. “She needs to take time off from the TV business with three young children and a fourth on the way. It’s a demanding profession. For main anchors, it’s a demanding job for a mom,” working a 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift.

Goodman’s announcement comes weeks before longtime KWWL-TV anchor Ron Steele’s anticipated return after heart bypass surgery in late January. McKernan said Steele, with the station since 1974 and anchor since 1979, is expected to return sometime in the first two weeks of April.

“We believe his return is on schedule,” McKernan said. “His doctor may have something to say about it, but in talking to Ron, we know his recovery is going very well.”

McKernan said the search for Goodman’s replacement is in progress and the station is looking for “the best person available.” 

I have to ask....do they ever look for the "worst person available"?

H/T The Courier