Mike Royer, a longtime anchor at WVTM, plans to retire this summer, after 25 years at the Birmingham, Ala., NBC affiliate.
“My nearly three decades with WVTM have been enriching and rewarding in their own unique way,” Royer said in a statement he shared with AL.com. “I’ve built relationships and friendships at Channel 13 that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.”
Royer, who joined WVTM in 1990, started out as a weatherman before transitioning to a morning anchor role, and eventually an evening anchor position. He’s been in the TV business for 40 years.
Now, Royer says it’s “time to move on from WVTM and on to the next chapter of my life and career. After months of personal reflation, I’ve decided I will leave WVTM-TV this summer after honoring my current contract, ready for whatever is next.”
Royer’s contract ends on June 14.
There’s no word yet on who will replace him at the anchor desk.