"I don't like goodbyes so I'm not going to use that word. Instead, I'm simply going to say 'Thank you.'"
After 36 years at 6ABC, longtime weekend anchor Rob Jennings signed off for the final time last night. He plans on retiring to his native Florida with his wife Karen, a former broadcast journalist herself. When Jennings announced his retirement in May, he joked that Karen was just excited ot have someone to watch football with.
Born in Miami, Jennings went into radio right after high school, switching to television news in 1966 and starting his job as a weekend anchor at 6abc in 1977. In addition to holding down the weekend chair, Jennings spent 16 years as the face and producer of Action News Crimefighters. The segment profiled criminals, leading to the arrest of nearly 200 suspects.
Last night, several 6-ers shared their well wishes: