Longtime WICS Anchor Jerry Lambert to Retire

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Jerry Lambert, who currently anchors WICS‘s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts, is set to retire after 17 years with the Springfield, IL ABC-affiliate.

Lambert, 61, says that stepping away from the WICS anchor desk will allow him to focus on his family and enjoy some leisure time. He told The State Journal-Register recently that he wants to “just sort of have fun with life.”

His final day on-air is scheduled for July 12–his birthday.

Lambert joined WICS in 1995, after working at WTVT in Tampa, as well as WTTV and WTHR in Indianapolis.

WICS general manager Tim Mathis told the Journal-Register that the station is conducting a nationwide search for Lambert’s replacement.

Here’s a WICS promo featuring Lambert from a few years ago…

[The State Journal-Register]