Signing Off In Denver

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KWGN/KDVR Anchor Mike Landess has told his co-workers that he is leaving the station.

He joined the station 2 years ago, but he was no stranger to the Denver market. For 16 years, he anchored the news across the street at KUSA.

He has also worked in Cleveland, Atlanta and Dallas in his over 50 years in broadcasting.

He is leaving the Tribune station after the November book.

Landess sent out this internal memo to the staff and it has been obtained by FTVLive:

7 weeks from now I'll be leaving KWGN/KDVR. I've fulfilled a 2 year commitment here and what an amazing 2 years it's been.

Among the many stories, breaking news events and community outreach efforts I've had the privilege to be part of, there are a few that will always stand out for me.

There's great satisfaction in doing powerful stories and a half-hour special on the Opioid crisis that continues to grip our communities.

The Walmart Shooting coverage I was part of last year brought 'Channel 2 News at 4' the Emmy for Daytime Newscast.

Our coverage of the Deputy shootings early this year brought questions about the body armor being used. Those questions lead to a partnership with Shield 616 and Safeway that raised 100's of thousands of dollars to buy better gear for Colorado Law Enforcement.

Being part of the outreach to our neighbors in Northern Colorado through the Fortitude 10K for the last 2 years has been very gratifying.

Leaving at the end of November will be a 'long goodbye' and bittersweet.

While I've loved working here, new adventures await.

Stay tuned!