End of an Era in the Big Easy

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Another longtime Tegna Anchor has announced that they are leaving. 

WWL (New Orleans) longtime Anchor Sally-Ann Roberts says that she is leaving the station after the Feb. book. 

Roberts has been anchoring the news for 40 years. 

“I appreciate the time that I spent here, the friends that I made, and this wonderful community,” she said. “After much thought and prayer, I decided that it’s time to begin a new chapter in my life. I don’t know what the future holds but I look forward to continuing to serve this community in the years to come and spend more time with my grandchildren.” Roberts will anchor her last newscast on Feb. 28.

Roberts joined the staff of WWL on March 31, 1977.

Certainly, her most cherished accomplishment occurred in the fall of 2012 when she donated her bone marrow to her sister Robin Roberts, the ABC News “Good Morning America” co-anchor who was suffering from a life-threatening disease called MDS. Throughout the process, Sally-Ann and Robin made a conscious decision to use their personal story to highlight the need for more bone marrow donors, through the “Be the Match” campaign.

“When you hear the name Sally-Ann, it represents all that is good about mornings in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana,” said WWL-TV President and General Manager Tod Smith. “She has reached that rare status of being an icon.”