The Stellar Career That Almost Wasn’t

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From Bruce DePrest via Twitter:

Hi everyone! On our 5pm show this evening, I announced that I am going to retire at the end of the year, on New Year’s Eve. It has been a long run, 43 years in one market, and the longest serving anchor in WFSB history! I still have 6+ weeks left, so I still have work to do!

Bruce joined Channel 3 in 1984 as weekend meteorologist. He was the junior guy for a quite a while, but was eventually rewarded with the title of Chief Meteorologist.

There was a time in the 90s when WFSB, under previous ownership, was ready to squeeze Bruce out. The union (AFTRA) stepped in and eventually his job was saved. It’s wonderful when a good guy prevails, isn’t it?

Congratulations, Bruce. You will be missed.

 

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