Another familiar face will be departing local television before the end of the year.

After nearly a decade on the air in Philadelphia, NBC10 just announced that longtime anchor Jim Rosenfield will be leaving the station before the end of the year.

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Jim has been the anchor for the station’s evening broadcasts at 6 pm and 11 pm since arriving in Philadelphia. His last day on the station will be Friday, December 23, the station said.

The station did not immediately announce a replacement, but we expect more to come on that soon.

Before arriving in Philadelphia, Jim worked in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, according to his biography. 

As for Rosenfield’s decision, he said he wants to be closer to home ultimately.

“New York is calling me home. After nine years at NBC10, I am excited to explore new opportunities and return to the place where I grew up, and where my family looks forward to having me around the corner,” Rosenfield said on Thursday.

It's not clear what he'll be doing next.

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