Edward Moody is leaving CBS3 when his contract is up at the end of May, the Emmy Award-winning news anchor said Tuesday.

"I was waiting for a counter offer to my counter offer," Moody said. "I was told instead, upon further thought, I'm no longer worth the investment - despite the success over the past two years."

Moody got his start at KBJR-TV, but left in 2007 for a job at WHAM-TV in Rochester, N.Y., then went to WXIN-TV in Indianapolis, before spending two years at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. He returned to Duluth in 2015 to work again at the NBC affiliate - which was also in charge of coordinating news coverage for the CBS station, then KDLH.

When both KBJR and KDLH were sold to different media groups more than two years ago, Moody was shifted to night news anchor at a revamped CBS3.

In 2018, Moody won an Emmy Award for Super Bowl coverage and he said the station achieved its highest ratings in decades and had an increase in viewership.

The station's vice president/general manager David Jensch said Wednesday that he will not discuss personnel matters and is not allowed to talk about Nielsen ratings.

Moody had not been looking for jobs and said he has no plans yet for when his contract expires on May 31.