Popular Anchor Dave Bondy Says He’s Leaving Mid Michigan TV News
After eight years on local television, Mid-Michigan Now news anchor Dave Bondy says he's leaving TV to pursue other career opportunities.
Bondy served as a primary anchor for Fox 66 and WEYI- TV 25 (now collectively branded as Mid-Michigan Now) and has managed the stations' digital content platforms since 2015.
Bondy made the announcement during WEYI-TV's 6 pm newscast Tuesday (4/4), saying "It's time to step aside from TV news and live a more normal life."
Bondy noted that he was destined to work in television, saying that he was bitten by the TV news bug at an early age.
"My 25-year career in local television news is ending tonight," Bondy said in his on-air announcement. "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to work in TV news. When I was six years old I would go around my neighborhood interviewing people with a toy camera and microphone."
Bondy and his wife Katie are the parents of two young children, Olivia and Owen.
Moving to Michigan was Personal
Bondy joined the station in 2015 after serving as a morning news reporter in Pittsburgh. In the video below, he alludes to being drawn to Mid-Michigan for personal reasons saying that Alzheimer's Disease played a role in his decision to move back to Michigan.
Bondy's mother passed away from the disease in 2022, which helped inspire his involvement with local Alzheimer's chapters.
The former TV anchor has been tight-lipped about his next career move, saying "Exciting things will be announced in the near future," on his Facebook page.
As is often the case, personalities exiting broadcast careers usually wait until they've broken their ties with their TV or radio stations before announcing their next move. Leslie Toldo followed that same trajectory earlier this year when she left Mid-Michigan Now to become McLaren Flint's Marketing Specialist.
As Bondy says, "Stay tuned."