After more than 51 years at WTVC, Marcia Kling has announced her retirement from the Chattanooga ABC affiliate.
“Unlike the Energizer Bunny, I never intended going on and on … So, when my work day ends on Thursday, May 30, I will leave the station for the last time,” Kling wrote in an email to WTVC staff. “The decision to do so has not been easy … and largely because of all of you.”
Kling, who is known as “Miss Marcia,” joined the station in 1962. During her tenure with the station, she has hosted and developed educational program and served as the station’s director of community affairs. Most recently, she has been a contributor to “This N That,” WTVC’s local talk show.
“Miss Marcia will tell you she hasn’t worked one day in those years because she has been doing what she loves,” WTVC general manager Mike Costa said in a statement. “We love Miss Marcia and will miss her gracious presence in the building and on our air.”