Signing off in Fargo

KVLY/ KXJB (Fargo) Reporter Stephanie Goetz said she is leaving TV news to become a motivational speaker and consultant.

Goetz said her new business is called Stephanie Goetz Communications and she will continue working in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

"I'm going to miss working with everyone and the privilege of going into viewers' homes each night, greatly," Goetz said in a story posted on the TV station's website. "But I'm thrilled to take this step in helping to empower people, businesses and organizations in new ways."

Since 2011 Goetz has anchored the 10 p.m. newscast for Valley News Live, which simulcasts on the NBC and CBS affiliates KVLY-TV and KXJB-TV.

She started as a 5 p.m. newscast anchor after leaving rival station WDAY-TV in 2010. WDAY and The Forum are owned by Forum Communications.

"I'm going to miss all of you guys greatly," Goetz said at the end of the 10 p.m. newscast Tuesday night.

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