Longtime NY Anchor is Signing Off

A longtime Anchor in Watertown, NY is signing off from the station.

Anne Richter has been at the station since 1980 (let that sink in a bit) and says she will leave and retire at the end of April.

Hello? Why not after the May book? 

 The station says that Richter's newscast have been some highest ratings for a 6 p.m. broadcast in the country.

“Anne Richter is the heart of 7 News,” said General Manager Ed Bassler in a statement. “But we knew this day would come eventually, and all we can say is — we are so grateful for everything Anne has done, and been, for the station and for the north country.”

Bassler said the station is making plans to announce Ms. Richter’s successor on the 6 p.m. news program “in the near future.”

Richter is married to Brian Ashley, with whom she co-anchored the station’s 6 p.m. broadcast for about two decades.

Ashley left WWNY at the end of 2016 to become executive director of the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization.

Now his wife is following him out the door. 

H/T Watertown Daily Times