Chicago Anchor Retires at 87

WBBM Anchor Harry Porterfield, has decided that is time to retire from TV news. 

Not sure why? At 87 years old, he must have a few good years left in him.

Robert Feder says that Poterfield,  whose signature series was “Someone You Should Know,” is stepping down after a legendary career spanning more than 50 years at the CBS O&O. ,

Porterfield who most recently co-anchored the 11 a.m. weekday newscast with Roseanne Tellez, made his final appearance on the air last Friday. He was on vacation this week and could not be reached for comment.

“In typical Harry fashion, he’s told us that he doesn’t want to make a big fuss or throw a party to celebrate his amazing career — even though we all know he totally deserves one,” Tellez told viewers at the end of Thursday’s newscast. “While Harry is retiring from CBS 2, he’ll always be a very important part of our family.”