Channel 9/WUSA anchor Debra Alfarone is leaving the D.C.-based CBS affiliate on October 7. On her Facebook page, she wrote: “I’ll still be based here in DC working on an exciting new project to empower people across the globe to rewrite their own stories.

“My passion is helping people discover the power of their own stories. And yes, YOU have a story. Everyone does. “Does yours propel you forward, or hold you back?

“Part of rewriting your story is knowing when it’s time to close out a chapter.

“I will also be reporting for a number of outlets – more on that soon too.

“All this would not be possible without my supportive husband Josh, who is the best coach and cheerleader anyone could ever have.

“Life is short. If you’re not growing, you’re shrinking. If the news tell us anything, it’s that tomorrow is not promised.

“I could revisit the stories I’ve done, the accomplishments I’ve had, and the awards that sit on my shelf – but Maya Angelou reminds us all that “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“That is my greatest joy: I leave this chapter behind knowing you appreciated the way I made you feel – like you matter.

“That’s all I can reveal for now – follow me on social media for more. And look for a special announcement in December, 2018.”

(In related news, we have a post that reporter Andrea McCarren is leaving Channel 9/WUSA for PenFed Credit Union where she’ll be chief content officer for PenFed Digital. Her job will be to highlight the work of veterans, active duty service members and military families.)

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