By Candice Avila-Garcia, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News
Published 8:31 am CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Wednesday night KENS 5 anchor Jeff Brady will read from the prompter one last time as he retires after more than two decades on air.Wednesday night KENS 5 anchor Jeff Brady will read from the prompter one last time as he retires after more than two decades on air.
KENS 5 anchor Jeff Brady will read from the prompter one last time Wednesday night as he retires after more than two decades on air.
The TV icon announced his retirement back in December. The decision came after his wife’s medical practice in Dallas flourished which changed their plans of his wife and kids moving to the Alamo City.
“My intent is to reunite my family. My kids are growing up without me and I want to be the dad and husband I need to be” Brady told mySA by phone last year.
Although many of his colleagues understand his reason for leaving, many are sad to see him go.
“He’s a true leader in the newsroom and one of the best journalists and writers I’ve ever known. But most importantly, he is just a great guy,” fellow anchor Deborah Knapp told mySA.com.
Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor took to Twitter Tuesday to share his thoughts on Brady’s departure Wednesday night saying “I’m going to miss this guy. Tomorrow night he hangs up the mic.”
Brady’s former co-anchor Sarah Lucero told mySA she’s so glad she had the opportunity to work alongside the evening anchor.
“Jeff’s warm and engaging personality transcends the television screen. He’s that way in person and that’s what made it such a pleasure to work with him.” Lucero said. “He always has time for young journalists who may have questions on how to develop their stories or work their sources. I’m sure he will be missed in the KENS newsroom for all that he brings to the table.”
Brady has anchored at KENS 5 for the past three years. Catch his final broadcast tonight at 10 p.m.
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