The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( http://bit.ly/W1Z6B7) is reporting Wednesday that McDermott's last day as the morning anchor on WPXI-TV will be Friday.
McDermott is leaving to anchor the evening broadcasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. for WPBF-TV in Florida, which is owned by Hearst Television.
WPXI will replace McDermott with Joe Arena, starting Oct. 22.
Arena will join McDermott's co-anchor, Jennifer Abney. Arena has worked as an anchor and reporter for the last five years at WIVB, the CBS affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com