Eyewitness News political reporter and weekend anchor David Shepherd has resigned.
Shepherd, whose last day with WEHT and WTVW was Monday, says that he's returning to his home area (he's a native of suburban Washington, D.C.), where he plans to become a part of solving our country's issues "from the inside."
"After much thought and prayer, I decided that with all the problems we face in this country, to return to Washington," Shepherd told me Tuesday afternoon.
Shepherd joined the former NEWS 25 in 2010 and remained with WEHT when the news departments of that station and WTVW were merged in Dec. 2011. Prior to that, he was a reporter for Terre Haute NBC affiliate WTWO and freelanced for Washington station WJLA and CNN's Crossfire.
"I've treasured every moment I've spent at Eyewitness News," Shepherd said, adding that he not only would miss his co-workers at WEHT/WTVW, but also the viewers, whom he specifically thanked for their support during his two-and-a-half years here in the Tri-State. "You will forever hold a place in my heart," he said.
We at JDTVB wish David the very best of luck!