KWTV-9 news anchor Amy McRee said she is leaving the station after Friday's 10 p.m. newscast and plans to move to California to be with her new husband. McRee married television producer Joe Weinstock in June during a ceremony on the beach in Malibu, Calif.
McRee said the station plans to name her replacement on Friday's 10 p.m. newscast.
"It is bittersweet," she said of leaving the station. "This has been my family for the last 10 years. To walk away from one family to start another is hard, but it's always very exciting because I know what lies ahead."
McRee, who is expecting her second child next spring, said she plans to get out of the news media.
"I'm taking a well-
"This job really takes away everything out of you, and you have to give everything to it, and I gladly did that."
McRee, who wouldn't give her age but said she's in her early 30s, said her hobbies include golf, yoga and Pilates.
"I am really big on the raw lifestyle and also vegan cooking," she said. "I am kind of a health nut."
A University of Central Oklahoma graduate, McRee broke into television as an assignment editor and associate producer at KFOR-4 while in college. After a stint as a reporter at KMAR in Amarillo, Texas, she joined KWTV in June 2000 as morning traffic reporter.
She then became weekend news anchor and police beat reporter, and was promoted to weeknight anchor in 2003.
Weinstock, 34, a Putnam City High School graduate, is a producer for Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes" reality show. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a speech degree and obtained his law degree from University of Oklahoma.
McRee said it is unlikely she would return to television but left open the possibility.
"If it is something I can go tape and be done with and still go enjoy life a bit, that would be fantastic," she said. "There are so many networks and opportunities out there."
McRee said she gave KWTV several months notice that she planned to leave.
"They worked with me to come up with a date because I wanted to get out of my contract, which had a few years left on it," she said.