Kevin Sims, popular news personality at NewsChannel 9, is leaving the station to pursue new opportunities.
Wednesday is his last day at the station, where he currently serves as assistant news director and assignment editor.
After taking a management role, he has still been appearing on-air occasionally for breaking news segments. Every other week, he also featured a child in need of a mentor in the Wednesday's Child segments.
Kevin said, "I just want to take some time off and do some traveling. I will probably be doing something outside of the news business next."
He said his home base will be in the Huntsville, Ala., area.
Kevin graduated from the University of Oklahoma and took his first job in Amarillo, Tex. He worked as a reporter for WRCB, Channel 3, from 1999 to 2002. He then returned to his home state of Oklahoma.
He came back to Chattanooga in February 2009 and was a co-host on Good Morning Chattanooga for NewsChannel 9 before taking the assistant news post last August.
He served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga.