Four journalists accepted the TEGNA buyout offer at KXTV Sacramento, Calif.
Reporter George Warren, reporter Dave Marquis, reporter Tim Daly and photographer Mark Pepper have left the station.
Although McLean, Va.-based Tegna has declined to comment on its buyout offer, veteran journalists at other Tegna stations across the country have confirmed that they accepted buyouts and made retirement announcements. Tegna, formed last year when Gannett Co. separated its television and digital assets into a separate company from its newspapers, recently offered buyouts to employees ages 55 and older with at least 15 years of company service.
The ABC affiliate put together some on-air tributes. You can watch them below.
Warren started at the station in 1981:
Marquis in 1993:
Daly in 1991 and Pepper in 1992: