Former news anchor Deborah Linz to rejoin WCHS team
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Residents who've missed seeing Deborah Linz on their televisions in the evenings will apparently get to see the local news anchor again, beginning next year.
Linz anchored her final broadcast with local ABC and FOX broadcasting affiliates WCHS and WVAH on Dec. 10 in order to join acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's staff as press secretary on Dec. 13.
However, Linz's stint in the governor's office was short-lived.
Jacqueline Proctor, communications director for Tomblin, confirmed Thursday that Linz will leave the governor's office on Dec. 30 in order to rejoin the WCHS news team.
Proctor could not comment on the reasons for Linz's decision, and Linz was unreachable on Thursday.
Upon her return to WCHS, Linz will reportedly work in an earlier time slot, anchoring the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts beginning Jan. 3.
A Virginia Tech graduate, Linz began her television career in Roanoke, Va., as a noon weather anchor and medical reporter, according to her biography on the WCHS website. She then worked at a TV station in Illinois where she won several awards for her work, including her investigative reporting.
She joined the WCHS/WVAH news team in 1999, helping the organization launch their 10 p.m. hour-long evening newscast.