Veteran NBC10 Anchor, Denise Nakano, Departs Station After 17 Years
Veteran NBC10 news anchor Denise Nakano has left the station. Nakano served as a reporter/ weekend anchor for the Philadelphia TV station for the past 17 years.
Nakano shared the news in a tweet on Monday morning, saying that Saturday night's newscast was her last one with the station:
Nakano said she was thankful for her time at the station.
"I thank anyone and everyone who allowed me into their home all these years. I never took your gift of viewership for granted," she wrote on Facebook.
It is not clear if her departure was tied to a layoff or a possible buyout offer from the NBC 10 station.
An NBC10 spokesperson confirmed Nakano's departure in an interview with the Philadelphia Business Journal.
"We wish her the best in her future endeavors," the spokesperson told the Philadelphia Business Journal. The station did not comment on the nature of Nakano's departure.
NBC10 has reportedly been offering buyouts to employees who were interested, CrossingBroad.com reports.
Last week CBS3 laid off several employees including long-time sports anchor, Lesley Van Arsdell. A total of 14 employees were laid off in total from the station including Cleve Bryan, Chandler Lutz, and Chantee Lans.
As for Nakano's future, she says not sure what it will bring, she was looking forward to spending time with her family at the Jersey Shore.
"I’m not sure what’s next for me, but I will embrace whatever it may be and continue to move forward with gratitude," Nakano wrote on Facebook. "In the immediate future, I plan to enjoy my beloved Jersey Shore as I commit to a summer of beach bum relaxation and finally having weekends off with my family."