News Icon Is Retiring After 32 Years

News Icon Is Retiring After 32 Years

( – Newscasters have an essential job keeping viewers informed of the good and bad events going on around them. Some happen to gain popularity during their careers. Kerry Sanders, who recently announced his retirement, certainly won over viewers and colleagues alike.

Sanders, a graduate of the University of South Florida, joined NBC Networks in 1991 and remained there for the next 32 years. His career took him to all corners of the world, where he traveled to cover stories centering on the weather, “political turmoil,” and even the death of Caylee Anthony and its aftermath. He has traveled to all 50 states and 65 countries on all seven continents while bringing current events to Americans.

The “TODAY Show” honored him, talking about some of his most memorable moments in a video montage.

Throughout his career, Sanders has received nominations for — and won — an Emmy and a Peabody Journalism Award, a testament to his commitment to the job. Many of his colleagues have celebrated him and praised his long career, which he said has “been a dream come true.” Al Roker, famous for his weather coverage, choked up about Sanders’ leaving the show, calling him “such a special guy” that he will miss having around. The two covered more than 100 named storms together.

In his retirement, Sanders says he’s looking forward to spending time with his wife, Deborah. While working, the correspondent traveled approximately 200 days a year with her support. When things slowed down in 2020, he said the couple “realized [they] do really good together all the time,” according to People Magazine.

TODAY shares that Sanders traveled so much that he racked up four million frequent flier miles, which he can now use to travel with his wife wherever he likes.

NBC will continue celebrating Sanders’ career on Tuesday’s edition of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.”

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