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Amy McRee resigns as KWTV-9 anchor

KWTV-9 anchor Amy McRee, who married in June, has resigned amid plans to move to California to be with husband.
BY MEL BRACHT Published: September 17, 2010

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-deserved break," she said. "I'm welcoming this time away from the spotlight, really to enjoy life and kind of hone in on some of my hobbies and do things I really haven't been able to do.

"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."

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