Dan Rodricks leaving 'Midday' on WYPR

Radio host, Sun columnist, and serial Twitter blocker Dan Rodricks (recently crowned winner of Best Incompetence) is leaving his hosting duties on "Midday" at WYPR to focus more on his news column, according to an email from the station. To be fair, Rodricks won first place for Best Columnist and came in second place for Best Journalist in the Best Of Baltimore Readers Poll.

"I've had a very rewarding run at WYPR and thank the station for the experience," Rodricks said in the release. "I've met so many smart and interesting people in this job – brilliant scholars in our community, authors from all over the world, everyday Marylanders with extraordinary stories. I'll always be appreciative of the help I had from my producers and from WYPR listeners, who have been great – very supportive as well as challenging with their questions and comments. With the crush of news expected in the coming year, I will devote all my attention to my column at The Baltimore Sun and to some expanding responsibilities there."

The release says Rodricks last broadcast will be on Oct. 2, and that the station will soon announce plans for the future of the show. Rodricks replaced Marc Steiner at WYPR in 2008.

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