I don't normally watch Newscenter 2 in the morning, as I think they concentrate too much on what's happening in the Portland area and southern Maine, and don't really spend enough time on stories Bangor north. That's just my opinion.

However, when I do watch it, I normally laugh and enjoy it, because of Jackie Ward's contributions! She has a great delivery, can relate to the viewers, and seems to have a light-hearted approach to the news. Her unscripted action with her co-anchors and the weather announcers always are very amusing. That's why I was so sad today, to hear that she's leaving to go to the west coast.

In case you missed it, here's her announcement from her Facebook page

So, I typically don’t share details on my personal life on this page, but I have to make an exception for this...

Posted by Jackie Ward on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I'll be sure to watch this weekend and on her last day, as I'm hoping they have an amazing tribute to someone who has worked so hard for the last 5 and 1/2 years. Good luck Jackie and I'll miss you!