Calling it a Day in KC

A longtime Kansas City Anchor says you can stick a fork in him....he's done.

After, almost 38 years at the station, Phil Witt says that he is retiring from WDAF this Summer. 

“Although I am healthy and active and could continue to report news in Kansas City for several more years, I am looking forward to moving on with my family to new chapters in life while I’m still young enough to really enjoy them,” said Witt.  “I intend to stay very engaged with community organizations and I intend to get involved with new projects now that I have more time.”

Witt, 65, co-anchors both Fox 4 News at 6:00 pm and Fox 4 News at 10:00 pm with Loren Halifax. He has crafted a distinguished career at WDAF-TV for nearly 38 years, all of it in the news department.  Witt joined the television station in August of 1979 as weekend news anchor and staff reporter.  He was promoted to 6:00 pm news co-anchor in 1981 and 10 pm news co-anchor in 1983.

“We are going to miss his reliable presence and astute news judgment here at the station,” said Cheryl McDonald, FOX 4 President and General Manager.  “Phil is a true professional and has left a legacy of excellence at his craft, along with a sterling example of community involvement that he has earned from working with dozens of charities and causes for nearly four decades.”

“I am extremely grateful to WDAF-TV and the people of Kansas City and the surrounding area for embracing me and for trusting me to keep them informed,” said Witt.  “It has been an honor and a privilege to work with outstanding colleagues at FOX 4 to help make Kansas City a better and stronger place for everyone.”