Maria Stephanos is leaving Fox 25

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Maria Stephanos, who has worked for Fox 25 for almost 18 years, announced Thursday she will be leaving the Boston news station.

Stephanos will “pursue new professional endeavors,’’ according to a statement from Fox 25. Her last day is on Friday.

“I have decided it’s time for me to embark on a new adventure,’’ she said in the statement. “During my time at FOX 25, I have covered so many amazing stories and events. Working alongside this talented group of journalists has been a privilege for me, every day.’’

Stephanos has worked for Fox 25 since 1998, starting as a general assignment reporter. She now anchors Fox 25 evening and night news shows at 6, 10, and 11 p.m. Prior to Fox 25, she also held positions at NBC 10 in Providence, Rhode Island, and in radio news at WBUR in Boston.

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“I will miss working with this extraordinary team, but I know FOX 25 is in good hands and will continue to grow,’’ she said. “I am beyond blessed, to deliver the news in the place where I grew up. New England viewers are savvy and smart and I love them for that. Thank you for making me part of your family.’’

Fox 25 did not name Stephanos’s replacement in the statement. The station did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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