Anne Craig speaks about stepping away from news

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8’s Anne Craig is stepping away from the news business after more than 20 years and is heading home for now.

She has been longing to spend more time with her two young children, her husband, and perhaps, some children’s books.

Life is short and she is resetting for all of the right reasons.

I thought you would find it interesting to hear her thoughts.

“In making this decision, for me, it took time. I was asking everyone, you know, ‘Hey mom, what do you think about this?’ Or girlfriends at lunch, ‘What do you think about this?’ But it ultimately didn’t matter. Any opinions didn’t matter,” Anne explained. “I needed to silence what other people thought I should be doing and find in my inner core. ‘Anne, what do you want to be doing?’ ‘What is your source of happiness telling you?’ ‘What’s your ambition, what are your goals in life?’ And when the goals say, ‘I want to be a good wife and a good mother and a good friend,’ ‘I want to contribute to my society,’ ‘I want to leave the world a better place,’ then I found it, and, I don’t mean to be too Pollyanna, but I just need to step back.”

Anne’s last day at News 8 is Wednesday, Feb. 28, and then she’ll enjoy new beginnings with her family.

Anne can’t wait to get more rest and to get off her life of deadlines.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s