Des Moines sportscaster Andy Garman made good on his promise to leave the business, signing off last week from Hearst’s KCCI .

Profuse thanks and platitudes marked his final on-air appearance.

“Sitting in this chair has been a tremendous honor and a privilege.”

“You took us to the biggest stages of sports competition and took us behind the scenes. … You took us places we never thought we’d be able to go.” – news anchor Stacey Horst

“People love Andy. That word gets tossed around easily, but they love the guy.” – station GM Brian Sather

Garman wrapped up 13 years in the sports chair for the station as he prepares to enter the magical world of PR with a local company.

Before joining KCCI in 2005, he worked in Cedar Rapids and Rapid City, SD.

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