Chicago weekend anchor leaving in June

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Chicago weekend morning anchor Stacey Baca is hanging up her mic and IFB for now.

Baca has been with ABC-owned WLS for about 20 years and also reports for the station.

Her last day on the job will be June 26, 2022.

Baca, 53, called the decision a difficult one plans to take advantage of not working to spend more time with her husband, who is a retired naval aviator.

There is no immediately word who will replace her on weekend editions of “ABC 7 Eyewitness News” alongside Mark Rivera.

Baca did note to Robert Feder that leaving might be a “gap year” or it could be permanent.

Though Baca did not confirm any future plans, a one-year timeout is a common amount of time that talent, particularly anchors, at TV stations must wait out before appearing on another station in the market.