WNCN (Raleigh) moved Sharon Tazewell into all three main evening co-anchor positions that were previously occupied by Pam Saulsby (7 p.m. and 11 p.m.), who was fired in August, and Melanie Sanders (6 p.m.).
Sanders decided after the demotion, she was taking her ball and going home. Sanders claimed she was offered all three anchor spots, but it was a low-ball offer and she turned it down.
She wrote this on her Facebook page:
“So many wonderful memories! After 11 years at WNCN, this Friday I will say goodbye. I will forever be grateful for the lifelong friends I have made here and the amazing experiences. Covering the Stanley Cup Championship, allowing Howard Stern to humiliate me by making me sing ‘Row Row Row Your Boat,’ and just the day to day newsroom chatter...I will cherish it all. But when I was offered a contract to anchor the three evening newscasts, I decided the terms were not attractive enough for me to be away from my family every evening. So I’m looking forward to the next exciting chapter in my life. I’ll keep you posted.”
She signs off on Friday.