EYEWITNESS News Chicago’s longtime weekend morning anchor, Stacey Baca, bid farewell to viewers on Saturday.
She announced her decision on-air in May, citing the desire to spend more time with her family.
“I made the bold decision to leave one of the best jobs at the best news station in Chicago,” she told viewers when announcing her departure.
“[My husband and I] want to have Sunday brunch with our parents, watch our niece and nephew play sports on a Saturday morning, and travel while we’re healthy, God willing.”
“More life, less work.”
Baca thanked viewers for her time at the network, as well as the station’s General Manager John Idler and Jennifer Graves, the vice president of news, for “really understanding and respecting my decision.”
Elle a ajouté: “I love my job. But I also love family time.”
“My priorities are shifting. Time is the most valuable asset I have right now.”
She has been married to her husband, Todd Gilchrist, a retired navy aviator, for twenty-five years.
“I absolutely adore him. (And he makes me laugh that hard nearly every day,” she posted to Facebook as a caption to photos of the couple hugging and laughing.
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“He’s a funny guy!”
Gilchrist currently works as a financial planner.
Baca, who joined the network in 2002, co-anchored ABC7’s, weekend morning newscasts for 20 années.
She covered a wide range of stories on the network, including the Chicago Cubs Cubs’ 2016 World Series Win, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Married to a veteran, Baca also covered the deaths of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Before joining ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News, Baca was an anchor and reporter at KNSD in San Diego, where she covered border issues between the US and Mexico, et le 2000 Jeux olympiques.
She previously worked in Norfolk, Virginie.
Boca began her journalism career in her Native Colorado as a newspaper reporter, working for the Brighton Standard Blade in her hometown while she was attending the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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She was a staff writer at the Denver Post out of college.
She has won multiple the Associated Press and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards.