WKYC senior political correspondent Tom Beres has announced he’s retiring from the Cleveland NBC affiliate after 37 years. His last day on the air is December 21.
“It’s been a privilege to have had such a long career at Channel 3, telling the stories of people, political players, issues and events here in my home town,” Beres said in a statement obtained by The Cleveland Plain Dealer. “After reporting on this phenomenal year for the city of Cleveland as well as this incredible election, it seemed a logical time for my walk-off. I’m grateful to all the viewers who’ve watched our broadcasts and online coverage, and hope they found it worthwhile.”
“Tom is a rare and special journalist,” said WKYC news director Brennan Donnellan. “It took me a while to understand how much respect he has earned from his peers in the news business and the political leadership in Ohio. We will never be able to replace him. The best we can do is to report the news in a way that might live up to his example.”