WHO anchor John Bachman, who has been with the Des Moines NBC-affiliate since 1987, will retire at the end of November.
“I’ve been so fortunate to anchor at WHO-HD for a quarter of a century,” Bachman said, announcing his retirement. “Now it’s time for my wife Barb and me to visit the grandchildren during the Iowa winters, while viewers will get the opportunity to enjoy Winters–Dan, that is.”
Dan Winters, an anchor and reporter for WHO for the past eight years, will succeed Bachman at the anchor desk.
“John Bachman will forever be a part of the heritage and tradition of WHO,” president and general manager Dale Woods said.
“Not only the consummate professional, but also a proficient journalist and a warm caring person,” Woods added. “While we’re excited about the future, this is a time to remember and celebrate John’s accomplishments over four decades.”
Bachman’s son John is an anchor at WSB in Atlanta.