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Claire Crouch leaving WLEX News At Sunrise: It's her last week on the show

Molly Young December 7, 2021

American journalist Claire Crouch previously announced she would soon be leaving WLEX News At Sunrise. It is now her last week on the show and some viewers just aren’t ready to say goodbye.

Find out when her final day on LEX 18 News will be and meet her upcoming co-anchor replacement on the morning programme. We also explore what some people suggest she could be doing next.

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Claire Crouch is leaving WLEX News At Sunrise

On 19 November 2021, LEX 18 News at Sunrise co-anchor Claire Crouch announced her upcoming departure from the morning show.

While Crouch still had a few weeks left in her onscreen position at the time, the journalist decided to inform viewers ahead of the busy festive period.

Sat between her fellow co-workers Tom Ackerman and Chris Goodman, the news anchor handled her leaving announcement using humour as she laughed with her colleagues to conceal her sadness.

Claire Crouch joined the LEX 18 news team in June of 2015 and undertook the role as an anchor on Sunrise weekdays and a reporter.

Over on Facebook, the presenter described her choice to leave as both sad and happy:

“This decision is the very definition of bittersweet.”

Is it her last week on the show?

Following her original announcement a few weeks ago, it is now Claire Crouch’s final week as a news presenter on LEX 18 News at Sunrise.

After six years at the station, LEX 18 confirmed online that her last day will be 8 December.

TomAckermanWx shared footage from her penultimate appearance on the programme, showing the three journalists laughing together as Crouch revealed the random items hidden behind her laptop.

In replacement, journalist Dia Davidson will reunite with co-anchor Chris Goodman and StormTracker meteorologist Tom Ackerman in the mornings with her return to LEX 18 News at Sunrise on 13 December 2021.

Where could she be going next?

While Claire Crouch is yet to officially confirm her reasoning for leaving the morning show, many fans speculate that the presenter could be relocating and moving away from Lexington.

@clairecrouch took to Twitter on 6 December to state that she has received her last allergy shots in Lexington, therefore, suggesting that the reporter could possibly be permanently leaving the city in Kentucky.

Aside from speculations, the journalist’s colleagues have shared their comical suggestions via social media. TomAckermanWx joked that Crouch is in training for middle management at Taco Bell.

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Ackerman also hilariously suggested that Claire Crouch is leaving LEX 18 to become the unofficial spokesperson for Meow Mix.

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Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.