WIVB chief meteorologist Don Paul is retiring after 28 years with the Buffalo CBS affiliate.
“It is time for me to fold up my tent and pitch it in the backyard and go home,” Paul told viewers on the 6 p.m. newscast Monday.
Paul’s last day is March 23. The Buffalo News reports that’s the day the 69-year-old Paul’s contract expires.
The departure of the respected Channel 4 forecaster will come three months after Channel 4 senior correspondent Rich Newberg, 68, left as the station appears to be trying to appeal to a younger demographic.
News Director Scott Levy also said the departures of Paul and Newberg — believed to be two of the higher- paid, on-air employees — will enable Channel 4 to use any savings to hire more people in the news department.