ABC News Anchor Quits ‘World News Now’

by | February 18, 2011 at 2:33 PM | TV News

World News Now Anchor Vinita Nair (Photo: ABC News)

World News Now Anchor Vinita Nair (Photo: ABC News)

ABC News anchor Vinita Nair had a news flash for viewers early Friday morning: It was her last day on the job.

Nair announced she was leaving her position as co-anchor of ABC’s “World News Now.”

The surprise departure wasn’t news to her co-workers, however, who celebrated Nair’s final day on air by presenting her with gifts and a highlight reel of memorable moments from her time on the show, as well as a visit from former co-anchor Jeremy Hubbard, who joined Nair and her current co-anchor Rob Nelson on set.

“Your arrival on world news now, gave insomniacs something to celebrate,” Hubbard said, according to the New York Daily News.

Nair joined ABC News in 2007 and has co-anchored “World News” since 2008. She did not mention what her future plans are.