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KDFW morning anchor Tim Ryan has announced his retirement after more than 30 years with the station. His last day will be August 26.
Saying it’s like “jumping into the cold end of the pool. It always feels better once you get in.” Ryan told viewers. “I’m retiring, so there.”
Ryan started working at the Fox owned station in 1989. He was named morning anchor in 1995.
“I’m sad for us, but I know your family is so excited. I’m going to go ahead and start preparing. I’m gathering Kleenex for the next month or so,” said co-anchor Lauren Przybyl (pictured). “You made Good Day Good Day and so we all feel so thankful for everything that you’ve done. It’s been 27 years of waking up early, early, early. I know your family, your wife and your kids and your new granddaughter just can’t wait to have more time with you.”
The station said that Ryan is known for “the often irreverent and sometimes close to out-of-bounds Friday morning segment, Tell It to Tim.”
“I always loved running into Tim in the hall, talking about the latest big story and the viewers’ reactions, his bicycling and travel passions and always his family,” said vice president and general manager Kathy Saunders. “Tim’s character is woven into the fabric of Good Day. We wish him and his family a great next chapter. He will be missed.”
“I am grateful beyond words for my time here at FOX 4 and for the many wonderful people I have come to know and respect as friends and colleagues. As a reporter, I have been privileged to travel the nation and the world; to see amazing things and places and meet people from every walk of life,” said Ryan. “The memories are unforgettable (and the stories get a little better every time I retell them.) Since 1995 I have been privileged to be a part of Good Day, which has become the ‘go to’ place for morning news in DFW. To the thousands of viewers who treat us like family, ‘Thank you!’ You are in very good hands with Lauren, Evan, Chip and the amazing Good Day team.”
Ryan plans to spend more time with those family members, travel, walk his dogs, ride bikes and continue getting involved in the community.