WFTS-Ch. 28 anchor is leaving
A familiar face to WFTS-Ch. 28 viewers is leaving the station. ABC Action News announced today that Walt Maciborski will be leaving the station in early January. Maciborski has served as co-anchor of WFTS’ 5 and 5:30 p.m. evening newscasts and nighttime reporter for the past three years.
“We will miss Walt very much,” Rich Pegram, station vice president and general manager, said in a news release. “Walt is a talented journalist who is ready for bigger opportunities, and I know he will do well.”
According to the release, the anchor responsibilities for the 5–6:30 p.m. newscasts will be shared by current anchors Brendan McLaughlin, Wendy Ryan and Linda Hurtado.
The station also announced that it's expanding its news programming by five hours with the addition of Saturday and Sunday news programs in February. The newscasts will feature local news, sports, weather and community events.