Mary Alice Williams is stepping down from her position as anchor of New Jersey Public Television’s nightly news broadcast and her replacement will be named at a later date, NJTV announced today.
“While a health crisis had me benched, the NJTV News Team kept providing crucial information. I thank them for their commitment and thank you for welcoming me into your homes,” Williams said. “It’s been a privilege.”
The 71-year-old Williams had served as co-anchor of the Weekend Today show on NBC and as a CNN News Division vice president when she joined NJTV in 2014.
“Mary Alice Williams is an icon in broadcast journalism, as well as a very proud New Jersey resident,” said Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of NJTV. “Along with her extensive network news experience, she has had a longstanding relationship with public television. We have been very fortunate to have her as part of the NJTV News family. Her experience and mentorship with our staff has been invaluable. It’s no exaggeration to say that she has helped shape its journalism and raised the bar for excellence within our show.”