14 NEWS sports anchor Mark Lericos has left WFIE, the station's news director, Scott Galloway, confirmed this afternoon.
Lericos, who joined the 14 NEWS team in June 2011 after spending six years at KHBS/KHOG in Northwest Arkansas, has moved to Florida to be closer to his children.
"We'll certainly miss him," Galloway said.
Lericos' departure leaves Bo McFall as WFIE's only full-time sports anchor, so Galloway said this afternoon that he former NEWS 25 sports reporter Aaron Hancock has been brought in on a freelance basis to help cover sports at the station.
I'm told that WFIE has begun the process of searching for Lericos' permanent replacement.