By Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist Published Jun 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM Photography: Andy Tarnoff

Reporter and anchor Shelby Croft will be leaving WISN-TV Ch. 12 later this summer for a post in Columbus, Ohio. The move puts the Michigan native closer to family.

Meteorologist Luke Sampe will also be moving on, heading north to Green Bay to fill a vacancy at the CBS affiliate, WFRV-TV Ch. 5.

"Luke will be leaving our team at the end of July. Shelby leaves the first week of August," said Christopher Gegg, news director at WISN.

The moves will change the staffers on the desk for the station’s weekend evening newscasts. Croft has been the main anchor on weekends after Mike Miller retired in 2010.

For those area viewers to travel up north, it may be refreshing to see a familiar face on in the Green Bay market. Sampe is stepping in for Tom Mahoney, who retired earlier this month after delivering forecasts for decades.

Mahoney suffered a minor stroke last year, but wanted to stay on through the main sweeps periods and help during the transition. In an interview on WHBY-AM 1150 in Appleton, Mahoney also shared that his planning for retirement involved financial and insurance considerations.

The stations in the Green Bay market cover a large part of the state and most of Michigan’s U.P. Basically, it's everything north of Fond du Lac and east of Wausau.

Earlier this year, OnMilwaukee’s Andy Tarnoff conducted a "Milwaukee Talks" interview with Croft. You can read it here.

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