I love what I do but the time has come for change. I'm retiring! As many of you know, my career decisions have always centered on my other family, the one at home.
I left WMAR years ago to get off nights which, for me, were not conducive to raising a child and having a family life. And now that child is off to college!
Brian travels extensively on business and, since Everett's away, I can now go with my husband. Our adventure begins at the end of the year.
I'll miss the people I work with, my friends that I have made over the years, and our loyal viewers. WJZ has been a wonderful place to work because of all of you. Baltimore will remain my home and so will TV Hill for the next 3 months!
Here's the memo General Manager Jay Newman sent the staff announcing the change.
I’d like to share with you the following news.
Sally Thorner has told us she plans to retire from WJZ the end of this year. As you know, Sally has played an important role in the success of WJZ as a primary anchor and reporter for our key news broadcasts. Sally joined WJZ in 1993 after spending the first part of her Baltimore television career at WMAR. She is well known, well respected and has worked hard on air and in the community on behalf of WJZ.
On a personal note, I have worked with Sally for more then a decade and will miss seeing her everyday. I want to thank her for all her hard work and her many contributions to the success of WJZ. I am sure you all join me in wishing her well. She will be missed!