As reported here first, (although slightly ahead of schedule), veteran anchor/reporter, Don Sanchez, is retiring after more than four decades at KGO-TV. Sanchez' last day is Friday.
Just got an e-mail from the longtime Bay Area TV vet:
My last day on the air is tomorrow after 40 years, 3 months continuously on one bay area TV station. It has been quite a ride and I recall you were part of it a number of years ago.I have several things I want to do, but nothing concrete yet. Just a little 'r and r' to start.
Sanchez was a part of the legendary time at KGO in the 1970's and 80's when KGO's newscasts were the dominant #1 program in the market. He did just about everything: sports, news, entertainment and multi-faceted features. Truly one of a kind.
I used to kid Sanchez from time to time about his eternal youthful look. During one phone call years ago, I asked him, "hey 'Dick Clark, is it you?"
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