There will be no final swing of the bat on Channel 4 for longtime news anchor Paul Moyer. His retirement was announced earlier this month, and now KNBC news chief Bob Long has sent an email to the newsroom saying Moyer has opted to go without any fuss being made.
Paul Moyer has decided to make the transition from vacation to retirement a seamless one, and he will not be returning to our air to say goodbye. I have had the pleasure of working with Paul for a long time and know him as a friend, and the epitome of what a news anchor should be. Paul feels strongly about making a departure with no fanfare and no formal farewells, and we are respecting those wishes. We'd like to again thank Paul for his numerous contributions to the station and for his many years of service. He will be missed.
From what I hear, he leaves a very unhappy newsroom — especially unhappy about shuffling of jobs and responsibilities, retraining and looming cutbacks.
Earlier story: Paul Moyer retiring from Channel 4