Cawley will host his final season of "Friday Night Football" on WRCB this
season and will be relocating to Nashville, where his wife has accepted a
am so grateful to WRCB for each and every opportunity they have extended to me
over the past six years," said Cawley. "It has been a true privilege
to cover local sports in the Chattanooga area, and I feel incredibly blessed to
have met so many outstanding athletes, coaches, parents and sports fans along
the way. My wife and I are excited for this next step in our journey, but we
will miss Chattanooga very much."
joined the television station as a news photojournalist in 2007 and became the
station's primary sports anchor in 2008. During that time, Keith and Weekend
Sports Anchor Paul Shahen have earned multiple industry awards and raised the
bar for sports coverage in the market. Shahen, who's been with WRCB since 2009,
will replace Cawley in December.
cannot thank Keith enough for his work ethic and I could not be happier for his
family," said News Director Derrall Stalvey. "Keith agreed to continue
through the end of football season because he cares so much about his
co-workers and the station. That loyalty is appreciated and I know our sports
department is in good hands through the transition."
is only fitting that we congratulate Keith during our first week of FNF," said
President & General Manager Tom Tolar. "He helped redefine
that show a few years ago and has made it a labor of love."
looking forward to our most exciting season of Friday Night Football yet,"
added Cawley. "There's nowhere I'd rather be than under the Friday Night
lights in the Tennessee Valley, and we will work harder than ever to bring you
the most complete game coverage week to week."
Football kicks off this Friday with Keith Cawley and Paul Shahen leading
the team each Friday night at 11:10 p.m.