Peter Daut, morning co-anchor on "Channel 9 Eyewitness News Daybreak," will be leaving WSOC in September to return to his native California. Daut will join the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles in an anchor role.
Daut, who grew up in Orange County, Calif., graduated from the University of Southern California and still has family on the West Coast.
He started at WSOC in 2012 on the morning show beside co-anchor Allison Latos. In addition to his anchoring role, Daut has been active in reporting enterprise stories at WSOC.
"It has always been my dream to cover the news in my hometown, and I look forward to returning to Los Angeles," Daut said Tuesday. "I'm grateful to Charlotte, WSOC and news director Julie Szulczewski for a fantastic few years."