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Channel 10 sports anchor announces departure

Bee Metro Staff

Bryan May
Bryan May Screen grab from ABC10.com

Bryan May, a veteran reporter and sports anchor for Sacramento TV station Channel 10 (KXTV), has announced on Twitter that he is moving on after 17 years with the local ABC affiliate.

“For all who have asked, Thursday will be my final day at KXTV,” May said in a tweet Monday. “It’s been a great ride for these past 17 years. Thanks for all the support.”

When asked on Twitter what he will do next, May responded, “Not sure what’s next. Yes, I am a Christian, which is why I know this is His plan.”

In a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon, May said he was informed by management a few weeks ago that his contract option wasn’t going to be renewed for next year.

May, from Beaumont, Texas, came to KXTV as a fill-in sports anchor in 1999 and then was hired as a full-time news photographer. Starting in 2000, he worked as a general-assignment news reporter. He became a sports anchor and reporter in 2003.

“For me, being in the locker room when the San Francisco Giants won three World Series (in 2010, 2012 and 2014) was fantastic,” May said. “I’ve been in the last two NBA Finals with the (Golden State) Warriors. … I’ve covered five Super Bowls and four World Series. I can’t complain about the assignments and what I’ve been able to cover.”

May’s wife, Melissa Crowley, ABC10’s former traffic anchor, left the station in March. She is teaching broadcast journalism at Inderkum High School in the Natomas Unified School District. May said he hopes to find another opportunity in the Sacramento regional market.

May’s departure comes after Channel 10 bid farewell in April to four veteran journalists, with buyout agreements for reporter-anchor George Warren, news reporter Dave Marquis, reporter-anchor Tim Daly and photojournalist Mark Pepper.

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