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Montgomery Evening Anchor To Retire After 35 Years In The Business

In Alabama, Leaving the Biz, Montgomery-Selma, NBC on May 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Bob Howell (Courtesy: WSFA)

He’s been a mainstay in Montgomery, Ala., homes since the mid-1970s. But on June 1, longtime WSFA news anchor Bob Howell will retire.

An article on WSFA’s website states Howell started at the Montgomery-Selma NBC affiliate in 1976, anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, as well as foreign assignments in England, France and Kuwait. After leaving the station in 1998, Howell returned six years later to the evening anchor slot.

From the article:

“Since the ’70s, Bob Howell has been a mainstay in this region and an important member of the WSFA 12 News team,” WSFA 12 News Vice President and General Manager Collin R. Gaston said. “His wisdom, demeanor and desire to be the best have kept this station on top during all the years he has been associated with it. We wish him continued success and happiness in the future and look forward to having him back as often as we can.”

Howell said the relationships with his viewers remain one of the most treasured parts of his jobs.

“I’m resigned to the fact that I’ll miss the excitement of working at WSFA and in television news, but I plan to enjoy other opportunities and challenges following my retirement from television news,” Howell said in the article. “I feel I still have a lot to offer.”

We wish you all the best, Bob!

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