Feder: Zoraida Sambolin to sign off as NBC 5 morning news anchor
Days after Zoraida Sambolin returned as morning news anchor to WMAQ-Channel 5 after a four-month leave of absence, she's calling it quits, Robert Feder writes.
Sources said next Friday will be her last day at the NBC-owned station.
It's not clear why she's leaving, but in a Facebook video Monday she said she had been "taking a deep dive into my physical and mental health [and] I just need to take a minute to take care of me. If you know my history, you know I have been sick in the past and I just want to make sure that I stay healthy."
Except for a two-year stint with CNN in New York, Sambolin, 56, has been the face of morning news at NBC 5 since 2007.
She joined the station as a freelance weekend news anchor in 2002.
Sources said her contract runs through July 2022 but she has secured an early release from her bosses.