Detroi, MI - Fred McLeod, the longtime WDIV-TV (Local 4) sportscaster, is leaving the station later this year.
He also won't return as FSN Pistons play-by-play man next season, media relations director Tim Bryant confirmed.
"Fred has graciously agreed to continue in his role as a sports anchor and reporter at Local 4 for the next several months while we conduct a comprehensive search for his successor," WDIV news director Neil Goldstein said in an e-mail.
McLeod, who is seeking a broadcast job with the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been with WDIV since 1989. He has anchored the weekend sports report and hosted "Sports Final Edition." His wife, Beth McLeod, is a traffic reporter at the station.
McLeod has been the voice of the Pistons on cable for more than two decades. Bryant said FSN will give "strong consideration" to George Blaha.