News Director Retires in the Middle of the May Book

WDHN (Dothan, AL) News Director Ken Curtis isn't waiting till the end of the May book to leave the station, he quit yesterday.

After nearly three decades in the business, Curtis, 63-years-old, retired from the station on Monday.

WDHN reported Curtis' retirement in an "exclusive" report (no really...they did).

"I have great admiration and respect for Ken, and the work he has done here at WDHN News," anchor Ben Stanfield said. "This is a demanding business, and he has earned a slower pace. Congratulations to him on a great career."

Vice President and General Manager Janie Hinson echoed those sentiments.

"Ken has been a vital part of this organization for a long time, and he has given us his best every day," Hinson said. "We wish him nothing but the best."

"His emphasis was always on local news first," Assignment Editor Stephen Crews said. "He wanted to do stories about the place where our viewers live on things that they care about. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the work he has done here."

Curtis says he plans to stay in the area.