Bay Area television is about to lose another prominent female journalist. Diane Dwyer is stepping down as the weekend anchor at San Jose's KNTV (NBC Bay Area).
Dwyer announced the news Tuesday on her Facebook page: "I'm sad to say my last day of anchoring the weekend news at NBC Bay Area will be June 8th," she wrote. "The folks at NBC Bay Area wanted me to work more (which is flattering, right?), but I just couldn't swing it with my family and my other work."
Dwyer's announcement comes just a few days after longtime KGO anchor Carolyn Johnson made it known that she is leaving the station for a similar position in Los Angeles.
Dwyer, a native of Burlingame and graduate of UC Berkeley, had 24 years of Bay Area news experience under her belt. Before she began a 12-year run at KNTV, she worked at KTVU for a dozen years.
But Dwyer won't be leaving the business entirely. She will continue to contribute to special projects at KNTV.
In recent years, Dwyer has become a part-time faculty member at the Haas School of Business at Cal and taken on work as a marketing consultant.
"It's been a great run. I'm thankful to everyone who helped me along the way ...," she said on Facebook.