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Brett Haber Leaves WUSA-9

Brett Haber, the lead sports anchor for WUSA-9, the Washington D.C. CBS affiliate, will leave his position after seven years, he announced on his Twitter account earlier Monday.

After 7 yrs, have submitted resignation @wusa9 Transitioning to full-time play-by-play and other fun things...less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Haber was among the most outspoken critics of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the Washington City Paper, and noted this when he didn't receive an exclusive interview with Snyder in May like NBC and ABC. However, in his own words, it doesn't appear that had anything to do with anything. He is a play-by-play announcer for major tennis events, and it sounds like that will be his future.

Transitioning to full-time play-by-play and other fun things. Also time to finally get off night shift and be home w/kids for dinner. Grateful to Allan Horlick and great staff at @wusa9. They are doing good things and will succeed, but times are changing and sports within local news not as relevant as it once was. Don't want to stagnate, need to evolve, blessed to have opportunities and a blank canvas to paint. Will stay a while. End date pending.

Haber becomes the second prominent D.C. anchor to depart town. NBC 4's Lindsay Czarnaik accepted a job with ESPN last month.