On November 28, longtime WJBK-TV reporter Charlie LeDuff announced via Twitter that he was leaving the station, effective this Thursday (December 1). WJBK-TV confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that, indeed, LeDuff is leaving the station.
LeDuff posted on his Twitter account that “My last day with Fox is Thursday. It has been an insane experience. Thanks to my bosses and colleagues for all they’ve taught me. Stay tuned.”
On Tuesday (11/29), he added an additional Tweet, writing “Thank you for the good wishes Detroit. And if you occupy a seat of power, don’t think you’ve gotten over. I’m still here and still watching.”
On Facebook, LeDuff posted “I have no plan for what comes next,” but plans to stay in Michigan.
WJBK-TV Vice-President and General Manager Mike Renda said Monday in a statement, “We want to thank Charlie for his extraordinary work and passion. He produced truly distinctive news stories for Fox 2 and we wish him all the best in his future ventures.”
LeDuff has been with WJBK-TV since 2010, working as an investigative reporter and doing “The Americans” segments that also air on other Fox network stations.
LeDuff delivered the keynote address at the MAB Foundation’s Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) in October 2014 and received an overwhelming reception from attendees.