Signing Off in Milwaukee

Longtime WISN Anchor Kathy Mykleby is retiring from the station she has been at for 38 years.

The station made the announcement Thursday afternoon. Mykleby will anchor her last newscast at WISN in late November.

"It seems impossible to adequately describe the significance of Kathy's influence on local news and the viewers who rely on it," WISN President and General Manager Jan Wade said in a statement.

Mykleby currently co-anchors the station's 6 p.m. newscast. S

he started at WISN in 1980, after a brief stint as a newscaster at WVTV-TV in Milwaukee. Before that, she worked at stations in Iowa City, Iowa, and Oklahoma City.

She stepped down from co-anchoring WISN's 10 p.m. newscast in 2016 to take on an enhanced reporting role and continue her commitment to the station's "Tuesday's Child" series.

"It has been a blessing and an honor to work in this field for so long. I'm so proud of the stories I've shared, but I'm also excited to take a step back and now focus on my own adventures," she said in the statement from WISN.

H/T Milwaukee Journal Sentinel