KDFW Anchor Richard Ray to Retire After Nearly 50 Years in TV News

Local news anchor Richard Ray announced Thursday that he would retire from KDFW-TV (Channel 4) on May 1 after 36 years in Dallas-Fort Worth news.The long-time reporter and on-camera personality made the announcement with a video on Facebook thanking the community and praying for them to be blessed.“I’ve struggled with a way to put into words how much I appreciate what’s happened to me here,” Ray said in the video. “The colleagues I’ve had, the experiences I’ve had, the things I’ve seen and done, the history I've witnessed— it’s been remarkable.”Ray anchors the station's 6 and 9 p.m. newscasts on Saturday and 5 and 9 p.m. newscasts on Sunday. He also does a weekly travel and recreation show called Lone Star Adventures and periodic specials.His last on-air appearance will be April 21, Easter Sunday.Ray started his news career in his native Minnesota and went on to report in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Nashville before he found his way to North Texas. He began reporting at KDFW in 1983 when it was still a CBS affiliate. In his biography on the station's website, Ray said his path was a prime example of someone not born in Texas but who “got here as fast as he could.”  Continue reading...

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