After 29 years at Albuquerque’s KOB, anchor Tom Joles is retiring from TV news.
“While it saddens me greatly to leave our newsroom, New Mexico and you, it’s time,” a tearful Joles said. “It’s time to let someone a little younger sit in this anchor chair, and it’s time for me to attack life from a different angle.
The Midwest native is doing a reverse retirement, leaving the desert Southwest for chilly Wisconsin (although it’s lovely in summer.)
Joles’ last day at the Hubbard-owned NBC affiliate is June 7. “I hope over the next three weeks, you’ll be there watching the news as I make my way down the final stretch,” Joles said.