Bill Harris, anchor at WEYI-TV and WSMH-TV (Flint) announced last week that he plans to step down from daily newscast anchoring at the end of May.
Harris has spent more than 50 years in broadcast journalism – including the last 40 years anchoring and reporting at various stations in the Flint-Saginaw television market. The nine-time Emmy award winning anchor isn’t completely stepping away from the anchor desk. He will occasionally anchor newscasts, report important news stories affecting mid-Michigan viewers and host specials like NBC25-FOX66’s annual “Classy Brassy Christmas & More” holiday broadcast.
In making his announcement, Harris said: “After considerable thought, I have made the difficult but correct decision that ‘it’s time’ for Bill Harris. After 47 years as a full-time news anchor, I will anchor my last, regularly scheduled, newscast on Friday, May 31 on FOX66 (WSMH-TV) News at 10. It has been an incredible and rewarding ride and I have you the viewers to thank. Your support, your trust, your viewership, your friendship is what has made this job so rewarding and memorable for me. I and my family are eternally grateful.
“With that said, I’m happy to say I am not entirely disappearing from the TV screen. On the first of June, I will be entering a “semi retirement” mode, responsible for some news stories, special projects such as ‘Classy Brassy Christmas & More’ and an occasional appearance back here on the anchor desk. So, for the moment, a brief, but sincere, thank you to all.”