Another familiar face will no longer be on your television screen in the morning.

There have been many shifts recently at one television news station in the area. From Gabrielle Mediak to Abby Fridmann and Jordan Williams, WIVB (Channel 4) has been dealing with a lot of position changes, and now another person has announced his departure. 

WIVB-TV morning anchor Chris Horvatits will exit “Wake Up!” by the end of the year, according to a report from The Buffalo News

When the General Manager Joe Abouzeid was asked by the Buffalo News about Horvatits leaving, Abouzeid made it clear that it was his choice to leave.  

WIVB-TV has already posted the job opening for the morning anchor position, and they are looking to pay the chosen applicant anywhere between $65,000 and $75,000. 

Horvatits has always been a proud Western New Yorker, born and raised. Graduating from St. Mary’s High School and continuing his education at SUNY Oswego, Horvatits has chosen to stay close to home over the years. 

Most recently, you have seen Horvatits on Wake Up!, anchoring the show and conducting interviews.

You can see one of the latest segments below.

It’s unclear at this time what Horvatits will do next. According to a source who worked with Horvatits in the past, he recently purchased a house with his wife in the area, so it doesn’t seem like he’s looking to leave the Western New York area at this time. 

But they could be looking for a fresh start together…we will have to wait for Horvatits to share what his next move is. 

Whoever they find to fill the position, hopefully that person decides to hang around Western New York for a while. The people of Buffalo need a familiar face that will be with us for a few years.

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