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Longtime Baton Rouge Anchor To Retire Next Week

In Baton Rouge, CBS, Leaving the Biz, Louisiana on May 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

George Sells (Courtesy: WAFB-TV)

After 25 years at the helm of WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, news anchor George Sells has decided to retire at the end of the month.

The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate reports Sells joined the CBS affiliate in 1988 as the evening news anchor.

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Veteran Louisiana Newsman Decides To Leave the Biz

In Arkansas, CBS, Leaving the Biz, Louisiana, Monroe-El Dorado, NBC on February 18, 2012 at 7:34 am

John Denison (Courtesy: KNOE-TV)

After nearly three decades in the homes of many in northeastern Louisiana, KNOE-TV anchor John Denison will be leaving the station at the end of the month.

The News Star reports Denison first joined the CBS affiliate for the Monroe, La.-El Dorado, Ark. market in 1981, working there for 11 years. He then joined rival NBC affiliate KTVE-TV and worked as a news anchor there for 7 years.

Throw in a three-year break to work for non-profit agencies, and a re-hire by KNOE 9 years ago, and you have quite the history for the 55-year-old Denison.

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Big Easy Sports Director’s Departure Marks Second High-Profile Loss for WWL

In CBS, Leaving the Biz, Louisiana, New Orleans on January 8, 2012 at 1:38 am
Jim Henderson

Jim Henderson (Courtesy: WWL-TV)

Legendary WWL sports director Jim Henderson will retire from the CBS affiliate in February, he told colleagues in an email which got picked up by The Times-Picayune.

The 65-year-old replaced Hap Glaudi as sports director in 1978.

His career also spans radio broadcasting, specifically play-by-play announcing. Henderson celebrates his 30th year as the New Orleans Saints’ radio frontman later this year.

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