KCRA News Director Anzio Williams Steps Down

SACRAMENTO – Anzio Williams, the News Director for KCRA/KQCA, will be leaving the award-winning station to pursue some “other career interests and opportunities.” His last day with the station is Monday, June 18.

Williams, who has been with the station since 2007, has been responsible for all news content on KCRA3, MY58, KCRA 3 Weather Plus, and KCRA.com.

During Williams’ tenure, the station has been recognized and honored with numerous local and regional awards as well as receiving a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award.

“Over the past five years at KCRA/KQCA, Anzio and the entire news team has done an outstanding job of maintaining our dominant news leadership position on air and on-line and they continue to aggressively build on our strong foundation and news brand to position us for dominance and growth in the future” said Elliott Troshinsky, President and General Manager of KCRA/KQCA in a statement.

“In addition, I want to extend my sincere thanks to Anzio for his leadership and contributions to our stations and our company,” he added.

Williams did not say in detail what his plans were, but he does plan to pursue a similar position with a news station in a major market.

Prior to coming to Sacramento, he has been a producer, executive producer, or assistant news director in numerous markets including: Greensboro, N.C., Miami, Fla., Cincinnati, Charlotte, N.C., and Orlando, Fla.

The move comes about three weeks after popular news anchor Adrienne Bankert left the station to anchor the morning news at KTVT 11 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.