Birmingham Morning Anchor Rick Karle to Retire in December

By Kevin Eck 

Rick Karle is retiring from Birmingham, Ala. NBC affiliate WVTM.

Karle joined WVTM in 2019. Before that, he worked as a sports anchor in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Florida and Hanover, N.H. He announced the move during this morning’s newscast, saying he’s exiting in December.

“Nothing more than a lifestyle thing,” he said. “It’s just that time.”


Karle joked that his future plans include either writing a book or becoming a Walmart greeter.

“It’s going to be hard to get out of my blood. Forty-three years of this,” he said.