Traffic reporter/anchor Sarah Caldwell (right, with Ava Marie, Jason Newton and Mindy Basara) is leaving WBAL for the Institute of Notre Dame.
Traffic reporter/anchor Sarah Caldwell (right, with Ava Marie, Jason Newton and Mindy Basara) is leaving WBAL for the Institute of Notre Dame. (WBAL photo)

After 15 years at WBAL-TV, traffic reporter and anchor Sarah Caldwell is leaving the station for a job in development at the Institute of Notre Dame.

Today was Caldwell's last day on-air at WBAL.

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In addition to reporting morning traffic, Caldwell was a co-anchor on the station's noon broadcast. She also filed traffic updates during the day online, according to the station's website.

"IND is pleased to announce that Sarah Caldwell has been appointed as the new Director of Development," said a statement from IND that was posted on Caldwell's Facebook page.

"Sarah has called WBAL-TV home for the last 15 years. Her passion for building relationships, unique skill sets and love of Baltimore will enhance IND's commitment to educate and develop strong women leaders as it moves towards celebrating 170 years," the IND statement continued.

"It is with a heavy heart and immeasurable gratitude that I announce my departure from WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore on June 23," Caldwell said in a Facebook post last week.

"For the past 15 years, you have welcomed me into your homes and your hearts and embraced me and my boys from the start. You have accompanied me on a journey of discovery, both personally and professionally. It has always been a dream of mine to work in TV, ever since 5th grade. I am humbled by this extraordinary opportunity to work with the best team in the biz. Now, I look forward to a new chapter."

Caldwell came to WBAL from WTXF in Philadelphia, where she started doing traffic reports after graduating from Temple University, according to WBAL's website.

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