For many of us, local TV news just won’t be the same. On Monday, KLFY TV-10 anchor Blue Rolfes announced on the air and via Facebook video that she is leaving the station in March after almost four decades.
The Lake Charles native attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., for two years, then transferred to Loyola University in New Orleans, according to her station bio. While in college, she served as a congressional intern for then-U.S. Rep. John Breaux in Washington, D.C., and interned at WDSU-TV in New Orleans. After earning a bachelor’s degree in communication from Loyola, she remained at WDSU as an associate producer. In 1978, she moved to Lafayette and worked in communications for the Diocese of Lafayette. A year later, she began working for KLFY-TV as a general assignments reporter, then as legislative reporter and later as city editor.
She was later promoted to anchor and currently co-anchors the 5 p.m. newscast.
In the video (expect more tributes — and many more hairstyles — throughout the month of February), Rolfes says she will begin a new chapter in her life, and a source close to her tells ABiz the new position is outside of TV broadcasting. The source says she’ll disclose more information about the post in early March.
Rolfes is married to former Lafayette Consolidated Government CAO Dee Stanley, now vice president of Sides & Associates.
View the announcement here.