Cindy Williams, WCSH Portland Anchor, Announces Retirement

Cindy Williams, anchor at WCSH Portland
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WCSH Portland (Maine) anchor Cindy Williams has announced her retirement. Williams has spent 32 years at the station and steps down in mid December. 

Williams co-anchors the noon, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts for WCSH, a Tegna-owned NBC affiliate.

In an essay on the WCSH website, Williams shared that she’d undergone two spinal surgeries, a factor in her decision. 

“I have been so honored and blessed to have had the best job in the world for 32 years … crazy to actually write that down. Thirty-two years, but time flies when you‘re having fun,” she said. “I work with some of the most amazing, passionate, driven, caring people I have ever known. So lucky. And for 32 years, I've had the privilege of your trust which has meant more than I can possibly say.”

WCSH goes with News Center Maine branding. Williams previously worked at stations in Mississippi and New Hampshire. She is married to former WCSH anchor Lee Nelson. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.