Why is Doug Williams leaving SNY? Sports anchor announces departure

Amber Peake November 24, 2021

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Sports anchor Doug Williams has announced he is leaving SNY. Williams shared the news in a statement on Tuesday as he revealed it would be his last day at the network.

Following the news, fans are curious to know why Doug Williams is leaving SNY as well as where he plans to go next.

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Why is Doug Williams leaving SNY?

Doug Williams announced his departure from SNY yesterday (Tuesday, 23 November) after seven years at the network. Sharing the news in a four-part statement to his Twitter, he revealed he had made the decision to “move on and pursue other things.”

Williams also said his goodbyes on last night’s Baseball Night In New York as he made his final feature on the show. He has since shared the clip on his Instagram along with the caption: “Closing a chapter.”:

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Where is he going next?

The sports anchor is yet to reveal his next role following his departure from SNY, although he hinted to fans on Twitter he will be back on screen soon.

Doug Williams explained: “As for what’s next…other things! I’ll be back soon on a screen near you. Watch this space for updates, and keep watching BNNY’s great team of hosts, panelists and producers who won’t miss a beat.”

While details on his next venture are not clear, fans seem to think it may be related to his father, who announced his departure from MSNBC earlier this month.

Taking to Twitter, some have speculated about Doug taking over his father’s role while others suggested they could be teaming up for a project of their own:

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Who is Doug Williams?

Doug Williams may be familiar to some as the son of longtime MSNBC anchor Brian Williams and Bloomberg EDU host and executive producer Jane Stoddard Williams.

The Elon University graduate first joined SNY in 2014 and, over the years, became known to audiences for anchoring both Baseball Night In New York and SportsNite.

As well as appearing on-screen, he is also a podcast host on SNY’s Shea Anything, a podcast that discusses and debates all things New York Mets.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.