Larry Hatteberg has decided to call it quits at Wichita ABC affiliate KAKE after 51 years.
“KAKE TV is the only job I’ve had in my adult life,” Hatteberg said in a statement on the station website. “But five decades is long enough even at the job I love. At this point in my career, I’m looking for a bit more freedom to pursue the video and still photography projects that I want, without the deadlines that TV news brings.”
Hatteberg started at the station on May 23, 1963.
Said Hatteberg, “I knew if I didn’t make the decision now, I would always look back on my life and I would always ask the question, ‘What if?'”
His last show will be the 10:00 p.m. news on Tuesday, November 25.