Category: Graceful Exit

AND FINALLY…

You’ll likely see some changes on Newsblues in the coming weeks. I’m not at liberty to discuss the details as they will be released in due time. However, for the past two years, every ...

RETIRING IN GEORGIA

The countdown has begun for folks in Augusta Georgia as Chief Meteorologist George Myers has announced he is retiring after more than 3 decades with WJBF (ABC) George’s last day is March 27th. He ...

ON THE MOVE

WCBD (NBC) Meteorologist Arielle Whooley is on the move. She took to social media to announce a life change. The Tweet above didn’t say where she was going exactly. She’s been at WCBD since ...

OHIO J-SCHOOL CHANGE

A long time fixture at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Ohio is stepping down. Bob Stewart sent out the following letter last week. There will be a lot of folks sad to ...

SAN FRANCISCO BOUND

CBS 17’s weekday morning weatherman is leaving WNCN for the chief meteorologist spot at KPIX 5, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. Paul Heggen, who came to the Raleigh station in November 2017, made ...

LEAVING TAMPA TV

After years of struggling with vocal cord issues, morning anchor Gayle Guyardo said she is leaving WFLA (NBC). Her last day will be Feb. 28. “After 33 years in the television news industry, my ...

A GOOD RUN ENDS

Our friends at “The Laurel” pay tribute to longtime WTNH shooter RJ Tattersall. After 30 years, he’s calling it a career. The longtime familiar face out in the Connecticut news locations is going to ...

PHOENIX SPORTS CHANGES

The Phoenix market is losing a second longtime television sports anchor in 2020. KPNX (NBC) Bruce Cooper already has announced that he will retire in August after the Summer Olympics, but it turns out ...

RETIRED

WTXF (FOX) reporter Bruce Gordon has retired after 23 years at the station. During a segment last week on the station morning show, he called working there “a great honor.” Gordon joined the FOX ...

CALLING IT A CAREER

WYFF Assistant News Director Lee Brown has announced he will retire from the Hearst station in January, 44 years to the day after he was hired at the Greenville, SC station. Brown began his ...

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Former KPRC (NBC) morning traffic anchor Jennifer Reyna  who left the Houston Texas station last week is breaking her silence. Blogger Mike McGuff reports she left a message on Instagram to her fans: “What ...

47 YEARS OF WORK HONORED

“Weekend Today” anchor Laura Hand signed off for the final time at Sinclair’s WSTM over the weekend. She was one of the nation’s first female journalists and the first in the Syracuse market when ...

A NEWS VET PLANS A GRACEUL EXIT

Longtime news executive Noel Sederstrom is retiring as news director for Quincy Media duopoly KTTC-KXLT in Rochester, MN. He’s led the newsroom since February 2008. It’s a planned retirement, a rarity these days among ...

SAN ANTONIO ANCHOR DEPARTS

A San Antonio TV news anchor who’s been battling health issues is stepping down. Jessica Headley has left KABB (FOX). ” I have been battling some ongoing health issues , including a baseball-size benign ...

SIGNING OFF IN WICHITA

Yesterday marked the last day on air for KWCH meteorologist Merril Teller. He is retiring after 38 years at the Wichita, KS station, and more than 45 years in television altogether. Teller joined what ...

40 YEARS HAS FLOWN BY

WRTV (ABC) reporter Derrik Thomas signs off today after 40 years on air. He celebrated his 40th anniversary in April. Thomas calculates he’s done about 12,000 stories in those 40 years. Thomas grew up ...

“SEE YOU LATER”

Morning anchor Kevin Hunsperger celebrated his final day at Quincy Media’s WSIL in Harrisburg, Ill. last week. Complete with cake, even “Finally, thank you, the viewers of News 3,” Hunsperger said in an on-air ...

GANDY’S GOODBYE

45 years in broadcasting drew to a close Friday night as Tegna’s WLTX in Columbia, SC waved goodbye to chief meteorologist Jim Gandy. He’d been the station’s chief met since 1999 His final Friday ...

SAN DIEGO VET RETIRES

KNSB (NBC) Newsman Whitney Southwick has retired, 43 years after he got his first paying gig in broadcast television. Folks in San Diego have been watching Whitney tell them the traffic or the weather since 1976 ...

KROFT SIGNS OFF

Back in 1980, my wife and I along with another couple were taking a long weekend from our jobs in Miami for a Manhattan adventure. Late Saturday night, after many hours of bar-hopping, we ...

HOUSTON ANCHOR BOOK

If you have paid attention to the Houston Texas market, say since 1964, then you’ve heard the name Dave Ward.  Dave Ward’s new book “Good Evening, Friends: A Broadcaster Shares His Life” begins with ...

GOODBYE AFTER 36 YEARS

We mentioned awhile back that KDFW (FOX) reporter RICHARD RAY was hanging up his spurs and riding off into the sunset.  Wednesday was his last official day. He has almost 50 years total in ...

SHE PLAYED ONE ON TV

Well, kinda.  Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70.  Engel died ...

HANGING IT UP IN CHARLOTTE

After 18 years as news director for Gray’s WBTV in Charlotte, NC, Dennis Milligan will retire after the May rating period. GM Scott Dempsey sent this email with details. Before Charlotte, he worked in San Francisco, ...

LIFE AFTER NEWS

Retirement for some only means opening another door. Take for example Dave Gwizdowski who “retired” last month after 20 years with the AP, working as SVP of Revenue.  Dave has had a long and ...

NEWS REPORTER NOW PIO

Nashville TV News reporter Larry Flowers is Murfreesboro’s new police public information officer, city leaders have announced.  “I look forward to telling positive stories about the men and women of the Murfreesboro Police Department who put their ...

SCRIPPS REVS UP COURT TV RE-LAUNCH

As we reported yesterday, the E.W. Scripps-owned broadcast company Katz Networks is re-launching Court TV in 2019, including the brand’s trademark, website and 100,000 hours of original content it acquired from Turner Broadcasting. Among ...

CELEBRATING A HOUSTON ICON

“…[T]he inspiring stories of diverse men who share their journey through life…” is how the story begins. And the top story in a Houston magazine cover piece of the city’s leading lights (male division) ...

VACATING THE ANCHOR CHAIR

After near 20 years of waking up viewers in Meridian, MS at Gray’s WTOK, Andrea Williams signed off last week. She’s leaving the business to become communications director for the Lauderdale County (MS.) School ...

RIP SYLVIA CHASE

Sylvia Chase, an award-winning television journalist who spent five years as a Bay Area news anchor, died Thursday in Marin County after a short illness. She was 80. KRON (MyNetworkTV) hired Chase away from ...

CAPPING A LONG CAREER

The 40-year-long broadcast career of Bruce Carter, 26 of them as news director of Cordillera’s WLEX in Lexington, KY, has come to a close. His retirement came Friday, on his 40th anniversary date. “It’s ...

BUSIEK….A SALUTE

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 ...