News10NBC Anchor Janet Lomax announces plans to retire

October 24, 2016 07:22 PM

Award winning anchor and journalist, Janet Lomax, has decided to step down from the News10NBC anchor desk following 36 years of service to the Rochester community.  A celebration and week-long series of special Rochester moments through Janet’s eyes is planned for the week of November 14th.

“She exemplifies the true essence of a journalist but more so, her class, generosity, and professionalism have been an inspiration to us all,” said WHEC-TV Vice President and General Manager, Derek Dalton.  Adding, “Janet has been the face of our station and such a strong voice for our entire community, she will be sorely missed!”

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Janet Lomax said, “I’ve been blessed to be a part of this community and this station.  I’ve been touched by the incredible people here and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to tell their stories.  After 40 years in broadcasting, it’s time. I’m so excited to see what God has in store for me next.”

Janet began her career at WAVE-TV3 in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.  She was hired as a reporter/photographer but was quickly given additional duties as host/producer of Urban Insight, a weekly public affairs program. After 4 and 1/2 years at WAVE-TV3 a job offer brought her to News10NBC in Rochester, NY.

Over the years, Janet has covered a variety of stories from national political conventions and the NYC visit by Pope John Paul II to a number of one-on-one interviews with prominent newsmakers including America's First Lady Michelle Obama.

Janet is a member of several organizations including The Links, Incorporated, the National Association of Black Journalists and RABJ the local affiliate.  She is a past president of the Rochester chapter Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and holds Delta Sigma Theta Sorority very close to her heart.

But this is not goodbye.  Janet will continue to make occasional appearances on News10NBC, sharing stories that are close to her heart.

Janet’s final appearance on the anchor desk will be at the end of December.


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