Damn, Rita, I'm going to miss you.
Another great one is calling it quits after 35 years at the post. A truly fine reporter, a pit bull, really, professionally-speaking-- that is, in an industry that is losing all its aces.
Rita Williams will be retiring from KTVU after over three decades reporting on the streets of the Bay Area.
I have admired the mega-award-winning Williams from the moment I saw her first years of work. She's dogged, tenacious, gritty and one hellacious interviewer. Tough, fierce, but fair. And with the grace of a feather too, which only makes her that much better.
I'm quite sure that Rita is going out on her own terms. She's been a trooper for years and now is the time. Well, wait a minute. No it really, isn't. I wish there were more Rita Williams in the business and I'm sorry that she's leaving, (she'll stay on until February.) But that's the way it is. Good things must always come to an end.
Rita Williams, you're a pro. I'll miss you. So will the Bay Area.
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