WPRI Channel 12 morning news anchor Elizabeth Hopkins is leaving the station, WPRI/WNAC president and general manager Jay Howell has confirmed. Her last day will be Wednesday, Nov. 24.
The Boston Herald reported that she is joining Boston's Fox 25 as a reporter for its morning show on Dec. 3.
Hopkins also co-hosts Fox Providence's morning program, "The Rhode Show," with Patrick Little.
The morning anchor/co-host position isn't the only job Howell is looking to fill. Channel 12 is also searching for an evening news anchor to replace Karen Adams, who has announced her retirement at the end of the year.
In addition, "The Rhode Show" is now down to five finalists in its annual Search for a Star competition. Starting in January, the winner will work for a year as the show's third co-host.
"It's quite the search. We're looking at a lot of on-air talent right now," said Howell.