Signing off in Tampa

Longtime Tampa Anchor John Wilson has announced his plans to retire from Fox O&O WTVT.

Wilson has spent 50 years in the TV news business, but says now is the tome to go. 

"It is time for me to make a graceful exit, and I will do it in a few months," he said during his weekly 'My View' segment on Friday.

He said he would have left TV earlier but he had a chance to work and even anchor alongside his son at WTVT. 

"I will step away from here in six months," he added Friday, "in November, just before Thanksgiving, and count my blessings."

Of course that also coincides with the end of the November book. But we're sure that is just a coincidence.