Photo Gallery | WECT says goodbye to reporter Nadine Maeser
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - There will be one less UNC Tar Heel alum and fan in the WECT newsroom soon -- reporter Nadine Maeser is trading in the beach for the mountains after Wednesday, which marks her last day with Channel 6.
We wish you the best of luck in the future, Nadine!
As you begin a new chapter in your life, here are a few going away comments from your coworkers:
From Nikki Bussey: Nadine, you are going to be great at your next station, I have no doubt in your skills. You are going to be awesome! I'm very proud. I only wish we had been able to spend more than a year living together. You are a fabulous reporter, excellent roommate, and an even more incredible friend. I know I'll see you when the beach starts calling your name. ;) I love you!
From Debra Worley: Nadine – you were a rock star in the newsroom at WECT. You can do it all – producing, reporting and owning stories on digital platforms. While it’s hard to see you go, it’s exciting to see you take a new step in your career, where I’m sure you’ll continue to succeed! Best of luck in Virginia!
From Ben Powell: Nadine the Queen! Good luck with your new job! We will miss you. You can never be replaced, but my only hope is that we hire another great Tar Heel to take your spot…Best wishes!
From Will Tapper: Nadine, it was a joy sharing covering Brunswick County with you and sitting across from you when you would start crying when someone said something funny. Best of luck in VA!
From Bailey Hicks: There is no question about it, Nadine is a team player. She’s been a valuable part of our newsroom and it’s going to feel really weird to work at WECT without her. We are all going to miss you!!!
From Craig Reck: You’re leaving us?!? Ugh! What a typical Maeser move, bail on the newsroom. There’s probably a better 90s dance party going on somewhere else. Seriously though, ‘noke it up in VA!
From Ashlea Kosikowksi: Nadine: Was it really 2 years ago that you joined us from...um...where were you working before this? It's been great getting to know you. You're such a rock star reporter! Wishing you the best of luck in your new home and with your new job. We're going to miss you!
From Heather Setzler: Our loss is certainly Roanoke’s gain.. especially since they’re gaining the foremost Secret Santa in the continental U.S. And you’re a good reporter. Oh, and producer too. And person, I suppose.. although your decision to leave a void at WECT makes that a little questionable. But truly in all seriousness.. you were a really first-rate Secret Santa.
From Brittany Dewey: Nadine is one of the first people I remember meeting at WECT. She was a producer at the time and I remember thinking she was great at it…and was even more impressed when she started reporting. She is always one of the hardest workers and is a producer’s dream come true. On a personal level, Nadine is HILARIOUS and I’m going to miss her funny e-mails and eye-watering laughs. We’ve had a lot of fun together and I’m sad to see her go, but couldn’t be more proud of the progress she’s making. Keep the goat screams, Jenga, and 90s music alive in Roanoke!
From Caraline Waldrep: Nadine! All I have to say WHITNEYYY!! ;) So sad to see you go but so happy about your new journey! I know you will dominate like always. :) Be sure to let Roanoke know what Carolina is all about!! :) Have a blast in the mountains and please come back and visit ASAP!!! Miss you already!
From Jim Van Dillen: For those of you who don’t know Nadine these words describe her best: honest, hard working, intelligent, hardnosed reporter. You’d be hard pressed to find a journalist tougher on a difficult story and she’ll only get better as she hones her craft. I’m proud to know her and wish Nadine the best as she moves on to bigger and better things! Good luck Nadine! We’ll all be watching!
From Michelle Li: I'm so excited for Nadine! I knew she would land somewhere amazing! This is a very exciting time because she'll grow a ton and really find her voice in this industry. I'm glad I can call Nadine a friend, and I'm sincerely happy for her success. It's Wilmington's loss, but it was time. She served the community well.
From Sarah Crandall: It’s impossible to put into words what an incredible friend and coworker you’ve been to me at WECT. You have an inspiring attitude and outlook when it comes to work and life in general, which will take you far. I will miss you dearly while you’re in Virginia, along with our emoticon-only iPhone conversations, laughing until we cry while reading parody Twitter accounts (about Bo Berry Biscuits), and being secret ninjas. Best of luck to you on your new journey!