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Final season for Keith Cawley on Friday Night Football

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Keith 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 career move.

"I 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."

Keith 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.

"I 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."

"It 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." 

"I'm 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."

Friday Night Football kicks off this Friday with Keith Cawley and Paul Shahen leading the team each Friday night at 11:10 p.m.

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