Denver Anchor On Why He’s Working Through Retirement

By Kevin Eck 

Mike Landess made his return to Denver this week after allegedly retiring from broadcasting in 2014.

Landess, who spent nearly 30 years anchoring in Denver, made his debut on the 4 and 7 p.m. newscasts on Denver CW affiliate KWGN almost a month after turning 70.

“I think it’s the whole boomer thing,” he told WestWord. “I run into more and more people who feel the exact same thing as I do. Look at our parents’ model, when people retired at 65 or seventy. I think my dad tried to retire at 62, although he ended up working for another twenty years. But you can only fish and travel so much. So it’s work ethic, it’s getting bored, it’s wanting to be engaged.”