WAFB news anchor Donna Britt, fighting ALS, stepping down from 10 pm newscast
October 10, 2017 - als
WAFB news anchor Donna Britt, who was diagnosed with a on-going neurodegenerative illness amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, or ALS, in July, is stepping divided from a 10 p.m. news anchor table commencement Oct. 16.
The maestro new broadcaster will continue on a 6 p.m. newscast, though Elizabeth Vowell, who anchors a weekend newscasts, will join Greg Meriwether in co-anchoring a 10 p.m. news.
Britt done a proclamation on her Facebook page Friday. “I’m relocating to a day change and after a 6 o’clock news we can go home and see my son, Louis,” pronounced Britt. “I’ve always worked nights and that meant I’m not home until 11 or 11:30.”
She pronounced she had adopted a stretchable work report after a birth of daughter Annie, permitting her to go home between a 6 p.m.and 10 p.m. newscasts. But, now that she relies on father Mark Ballard to expostulate her to and from work, that arrangement is proof a logistical impossibility.
“So, we usually get to see my son in a morning and he’s usually home one some-more year before he’s off to college and adult world,” pronounced Britt. “Now, I’ll have a reasonable report … it’s going to be sweet, accurately what a family needs. I’m going to have a most some-more lucid life and my family will, too.”
She also gave a robust publicity to Vowell. “You’re going to adore carrying Liz as a black of 10!”