Sean Coffey has been reporting news in Pennsylvania for almost three years. Wilkes-Barre residents had become attached to the anchor and were saddened when they learned that Sean Coffey would leave WBRE/WYOU Eyewitness News. Since his last newscast, viewers have wanted to know where Sean Coffey is going, if he will remain in broadcasting, and stay in Pennsylvania. Find out what Sean Coffey said about his departure from Eyewitness News here.
Sean Coffey’s Education and Career
Sean Coffey grew up in New York and attended the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He interned at New York Daily News, Spectrum News NY1, and SportsNet New York. Additionally, he worked as the on-air host of the campus athletics broadcast before receiving a bachelor’s degree in English and literature in 2017.
Coffey started his professional broadcasting career under the Morgan Murphy Media umbrella in 2018. He covered sports and news in Victoria, Texas, before moving to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Since 2020, Coffey has been a part of the WBRE/WYOU Eyewitness News team. He started at the Williamsport Bureau and was promoted to the anchor desk a year later.
Sean Coffey Leaves WBRE/WYOU Eyewitness News
Until recently, Coffey co-anchored weekday mornings on WBRE and WYOU. He also anchored the noon newscast on WYOU.
Last week, it was announced that Sean Coffey would leave WBRE/WYOU Eyewitness News. His last day on air at the station was on February 24.
The anchor received a farewell during his final morning newscast on Eyewitness News. He was grateful for the experiences and especially thanked his co-anchors, Kelly Byrne and Logan Westrope.
As for what’s next, Coffey hasn’t stated where he is going and if he is staying in Pennsylvania. In social media posts, his Eyewitness News colleagues did hint that he’s got a new job in the media field lined up.
While wishing him well, Byrne wrote, “This next step in your career is so well deserved and I couldn’t be happier for you!!”
Meanwhile, Westrope wrote that Coffey will do “amazing things with your next adventure!”
So keep your eyes peeled on Sean Coffey’s social media for updates on his new role and where he is going.
Update: Sean Coffey is now based in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He is now a reporter on WTVD ABC11 Eyewitness News.