Molly O’Brien has left her position at WJAR NBC 10.
In a Facebook post on Friday, the veteran reporter broke the news to her fans.
Channel 10 confirmed in a following Facebook post.
Molly had been the morning traffic anchor and was a technology reporter at WJAR.
Originally from Seattle, Molly came to Providence from Beaumont, Texas, where she was a features and general assignment reporter at KBMT.
At KBMT, Molly started her day by waking up viewers on “12 News Daybreak.” She reported live in the field showcasing upcoming community and events and activities. Then she switched gears to general assignment reporting. With dual responsibilities, Molly covered a variety of news, ranging from fires and murders to charity fundraisers and the state fair.
Molly was an active member in the Southeast Texas community, volunteering with several organizations. She was awarded with the Beaumont Remarkable Woman of the Year award and made the Texas Association of School Boards 2011 Media Honor Roll for her dedicated reporting on education.
Before moving to Texas, Molly was the co-host on “Good Morning Northwest” at KAPP/KVEW in Tri-Cities, Wash.
Along with her co-hosting duties, Molly did the weather and traffic. She also created an environmental segment from the ground up called “On the Green” and wrote a supplemental blog.
Before starting a career in broadcasting, Molly worked for the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game Operations.
Molly graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University. During her time as a Sun Devil, Molly worked for ESPN and spent three years interning at KNXV-TV in Phoenix with the sports department and “Sonoran Living.” She also did freelance work in remote production for Monday Night Football, college football, Major League Baseball and NBA games.