Denise James leaves Action News

Denise James hasn't been seen on Action News since January, when she went out on leave with a shoulder injury.

She now says she is officially gone after 23 years at the ABC station, because her position was eliminated.

Denise James

She is teaching broadcast-news writing at Temple University and "living life."

She is being honored by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

Also gone from 6ABC is Lauren Wilson, the station's Delaware reporter and a 24-year veteran, who left in June. She's teaching and is part owner of a media production and communications company.