Friday, November 2, 2012

WKTV-Utica, NY Anchor Bill Worden Retires

After nearly 50 years in broadcasting, Bill Worden is ready to call it a career.  The Herkimer native, who has anchored WKTV’s 6pm and 11pm newscasts since 1977, is retiring, and his last day with WKTV will be Thursday, November 29.  Worden made the announcement tonight on NewsChannel 2 at Six.  Station management says new anchor assignments will be revealed next week. reports Worden said he “will be leaving WKTV to pursue other interests.  Retiring?  Shuffling around in slippers?  I don’t think so!  I’ve actually joined a band!”    Later in the announcement, Worden said he joined The Mark Bolos Band as a percussionist.  By leaving the TV news world behind, Worden will be free to tour with the band.  He says he’s also looking forward to trying his hand at internet radio.

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