Kimberly Van Scoy leaving WXII TV 12 News:Health Issues have forced her to step aside

You hate to see the local TV stations losing the good ones, and Kimberly Van Scoy was one of the good ones…..

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —WXII 12 News anchor Kimberly Van Scoy announced Thursday that she is stepping away from her role at the station to focus on her health after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2020.

Van Scoy has been on leave since March 2022.

“Kimberly is a part of our family. We love her and support her decision to prioritize her health and family,” WXII 12 President and General Manager Michelle Butt said. “While, selfishly, we want her at WXII 12, all of us know this is what’s best for someone we hold so dear.”

In a note sent this week to staff, Van Scoy wrote, “After much prayer and the support of station management, I have decided to step away from the station I love. I feel fortunate to have worked at the station all these years, with not just great journalists, but truly great people.”

Kimberly has been with WXII 12 News since 1998. She began as the evening anchor, but moved to mornings in 2003, underscoring the growing importance of morning news in the market.

She was a mainstay for viewers waking up in the Triad until the summer of 2020 when she took a leave of absence. She returned to WXII 12 News in April of 2021 to anchor at noon, and 5 p.m. until her most recent leave in March.

“Kimberly is beloved by her co-workers and the viewers who have watched her throughout her 24-year career in the Triad,” WXII 12 News Director Lisa Fulk said. “She is a wonderful, caring journalist and always brought strong leadership and team spirit to the newsroom. We will miss her joyful presence but will stand by her side now and in the years to come as she faces this fight.”

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association and viewers can leave well wishes on her Facebook page.