St. Louis Anchor Retiring After More Than 40 Years in the Market

By Kevin Eck 

KMOV anchor and reporter Robin Smith says she’s retiring at the end of the month.

Smith started at the St. Louis CBS affiliate in 1978. She started working in the area in 1973, having also worked at KSDK and KTVI. She started working at KSDK when she was 19. Her last day will be July 31.

“Countless viewers have literally grown up trusting in Robin’s honesty, integrity and experience as she has brought the story of the St. Louis region home to you,” said KMOV gm Mike Murphy. “She will be missed and we look forward to enjoying a big celebration come Friday.”

From her facebook page:

KMOV is planning on a big sendoff as we say goodbye to one of the legendary journalists in St. Louis broadcast history. Tune in this coming Friday as we celebrate the Robin we know and love as we look back at some of her most memorable moments. It all starts at 10am when Great Day St. Louis welcomes Robin on to the set to talk about her storied career, then don’t miss Robin’s final turn in the anchor chair as she returns home to anchor News 4 at Noon. On News 4 at 6pm, we will celebrate with Robin as she speaks to the loyal audience at home who have meant so much to her over the years.

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