Eyewitness News anchor Diana Williams retired from WABC-TV
After the 28 years at WABC-TV, Diana Williams announced her retirement on Thursday(12 sep,2019) from her News show -Eyewitness News.
Diana Williams joined the Eyewitness News Team in 1991. She is an award-winning reporter and anchor for WABC-TV's top-rated Eyewitness News at 5:00.
Check her farewell program with Eywitness news Team.
The Gratitiude message of Diana Williams:
We have a few invited guests here in the studio. Thanks for being here. It's been an amazing ride, starting forty years ago.
I began reporting in 1979 at a TV station in Durham, North Carolina when I was a senior in college and knew right then i had found my career and my passion.
Three TV stations later, i landed in New York, and I knew this was where I was meant to be, a station with great energy, great talent -- and reporting -- and a history grounded in diversity and community.
I was a working mom with a wonderful husband, and then five years ago, my husband got his diagnosis, as you saw, and my son had an accident that left him with a severe brain injury.
My colleagues, and many of you via social media with your prayers and kind messages, got me though the toughest time of my life, and I will be forever grateful for that
Over the past few years, watching my son heal and my husband fight though his illness, has fed my soul. They have been heroic, never letting what life has dealt them get them down, and I will continue to share their progress on social media with the hope that their stories can inspire others.
But their journey also made me re-imagine mine, and know that it was time to move on.
My colleagues will still be here to report the news fairly and accurately. They know the most important thing is to get it right, that details matter and as I often say, words matter. Choose the right one. I also won't be bugging them about what the lead should be.
Many of my family and friends are here on this last night and as I head down a new path, I'm reminded of that old children's song: "make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold."
You are all gold to me.
Thank you for allowing me into your homes all these years, and God bless!
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