It was nearly 40 years ago that Dave Busiek walked into the newsroom at KCCI in Des Moines, IA as a newly-hired reporter.

Yesterday, he put a bow on his career – at the same station where he rose to the position of news director 28 years ago and became a fixture there, as well as a tv news industry legend.

“I think I was smart enough to realize that it’s a pretty good thing here. I like the daily hands-on journalism, and this is a great station and a great community to do that in,” said Busiek.

His successful navigation of corporate gamesmanship, daily deadline pressures and the never-ending personnel hunt are to be applauded.

Happy retirement, Dave. You earned it.

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