Why is Romney Smith leaving WKYC?

REPORTER Romney Smith is an anchor for Ohio-based news station WKYC, an NBC-affiliated television studio.

WKYC’s studios are located in suburban Parma, Ohio.

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Romney Smith is a new anchor for WKYC in Ohio[/caption]

Who is Romney Smith?

Smith joined Channel 3/WKYC in October 2019.

The award-winning journalist anchors the news station’s 6pm weekday news newscasts.

Smith also anchored the weekend morning reports.

Before her post at WKYC, Smith was an anchor/investigative reporter for WTOC in Savannah, Georgia.

“Romney played a pivotal role in launching multi-platform digital newscasts for the station as well as re-launch the investigative unit,” her WKYC profile states.

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Smith’s husband Jason Frazer is a meteorologist for WKYC[/caption]

According to her WKYC profile, Smith was widely recognized for her reports that shed light on increased sex trafficking in Georgia.

Why is Romney Smith leaving WKYC?

On June 13, Smith and her husband, WKYC meteorologist Jason Frazer, announced their departure from the news station.

In a segment, the couple announced their final day on WKYC will be on Wednesday, June 23.

Smith tweeted a video of their announcement and captioned the clip, saying: “Good morning! @JasonFrazerTV and I have big personal news to announce. We love you OHIO!!! #NotGonnaCry #AlwaysConnectedOnline.”

“So the pandemic has been really challenging for all of us and we have all learned the importance of that, taking the small things for granted,” Frazer began in the segment.

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During a June 13 segment, Smith and Frazer announced that June 23 will be their final day on WKYC[/caption]

“That’s right if Ohio has taught us one thing it is you guys love family and the importance of family is a priority. So for us, the pandemic really highlighted that we could not see our family for a year,” Smith added.

“So soon we will be closer to our family. Next Sunday, Romney and I will be signing off of WKYC Channel 3. It is definitely bittersweet because of how much fun we have had,” Frazer continued.

Smith and Frazer are moving over to New York City to move closer to the couple’s family.

What did people on social media say about their departure?

On June 13, Smith tweeted: “We’ve had fun, but Ohio taught us family needs to come first, so we’re moving closer to them!”

Her husband added, “The last 12 months have been the most challenging of my life. However, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.

“People underestimate the value of having family around. I am overjoyed about the thought of being closer to my family. Its bittersweet leaving CLE.”

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The couple will be moving to New York City to be closer to family[/caption]

One fan of the duo tweeted, “I’m gonna cry if you are leaving! You two are my faves! But will always wish you the best!”

Another spectator chimed in saying: “No no no!!! We watch @wkyc because of you!!! I wish you the best of luck! You will be missed!! Will continue to follow you and can’t wait to see your family grow!! Best of luck!!”

A third person said, “Amazing Romney!! NYC is lucky to be getting you guys.”

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