Longtime WTVJ anchor, Bob Mayer announced this morning during the newscast that he will retire on July 1st, 2010 after a 40 year tenure at NBC6. Bob says he wants to do it while NBC Universal is still under the ownership of GE since they have a better retirement package. “Retiring now is financially much more beneficial.” Mayer told Herald gossip queen Joan Fleishmann. Mayer continued on to say, “I definitely am not the retirement type. I will do something, it’s just a matter of finding the right gig”.
Bob Mayer joined WTVJ in 1969 as an intern, when Ralph Renick was all the rage in South Florida. He left briefly in 1984 going to work for WVIT, the NBC affiliate in Connecticut, before returning in 1987 when NBC purchased WTVJ. He will sign off from WTVJ sometime in Mid-June.
From all of us at SFLTV, we wish Bob Mayer all the best.