Longtime Motown Reporter to Retire

You can stick a fork in WDIV's Ruth Spencer, she's done.

Or just about. 

Spencer will “sign off” for the last time in December 2015 as she and her husband co-retire to Longboat Key, Florida, where the couple has been building a house. 

“I’ve been in television news since 1981 -- spending the last 25 years here at Local 4,” says Spencer. “I’ve felt privileged to serve our loyal viewers as a nightly news anchor and as the consumer investigator heading up the ‘Ruth to the Rescue’ unit."

Spencer was hired at WDIV in 1990 to anchor the early evening newscast and currently solo anchors the station’s number one early newscast “First at 4” and “Local 4 News at 5:30” with Devin Scillian. For 22 years, her “Ruth to the Rescue” franchise has helped viewers resolve their consumer complaints about a business, product, or service.

“I will always feel lucky to have been welcomed by the down-to-earth people of Michigan,” added Spencer. “I find them wise and hard-working. I so appreciate the opportunity that WDIV has given me to come into their homes each night.  And I hope that, especially through ‘Ruth to the Rescue,’ I’ve been able to help them in ways that have made a difference for the better in their lives.”

H/T ClickOnDetroit