Longtime Reporter Signing Off in Buffalo

After 37 years, a longtime Buffalo Reporter is leaving the station at year's end. 

WIVB's Rich Newberg announced that he plans to leave the CBS affiliate at the end of December.

Newberg, who was named senior correspondent in 1999, said he was just retiring from WIVB but he wasn't saying he was going to stop working.

WIVB News Director Scott Levy said Newberg told him that he plans to end this chapter in his life and start another one working on documentaries.

“Western New York viewers have grown up watching and trusting Rich,” said Levy. “Rich’s decades of work can be told by the thousands of stories he has covered during his successful career. Rich’s decision to close this chapter and begin working on documentaries is well supported. We will miss him and his storytelling.”

Newberg, 68, said he is "elated" at the way he is leaving the station and said the station has agreed to allow him to do a 30-minute special on his career that will air before he exits in December.

"I'm retiring from Channel 4 and looking forward to some productive years pursuing my passion of documentary work," said Newberg.

Newberg began his career at WIVB in 1978 as a weekend anchor and at one point was the main male anchor on the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

H/T Buffalo News