Libby Weaver, co-anchor of the longest tenured anchor team in Denver, signed off KDVR for the last time.
Weaver told the Denver Post she is not retiring, just seeking a change. Ed Kosowski, news director for the Denver Fox affiliate told the Post, “It was her decision. She made it clear that while she loved her job, this was a personal choice. She wanted to be a full-time mom.”
During last night’s 9 p.m.news, the station ran several tributes to Weaver from co-workers wishing her well. Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser gave her a plastic snow dome of Denver saying, “This is an heirloom. Its made of the finest plastic you can find on the globe. So be very gentle with it,” to which Weaver replied. “I will treasure it.”
After the jump, you can watch a video montage of Weaver’s greatest moments that aired at the end of the newscast.
Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock got in on the farewells, initially suggesting a downtown ticker tape parade, but instead giving the veteran anchor a city proclamation declaring December 13, 2012 ‘Libby Weaver Day.’
Weaver’s family joined her on set to say one final goodbye but not before showing an extended ‘greatest hits’ montage (see below) showing Weaver’s 12 year career at KDVR.
Weaver’s longtime co-anchor Ron Zappolo gave Weaver the stage to sign-off, “Thanks for watching,” she said. “I’m not going to say goodbye. How about We’ll see you around? Have a good night.”
Here’s the greatest hits video: