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Channel 13′s John Bachman Retiring

Posted on: 4:00 am, November 2, 2012, by , updated on: 01:39pm, November 8, 2012

After four-decades in broadcasting, WHO evening anchor John Bachman announced he will be retiring in November of this year.

John has spent the last 25-years of his 40-year broadcasting career here at Channel 13 interviewing five presidents including one of only three journalists to interview President Reagan when Reagan left office.

John has served as a mentor to all of us at Channel 13.  Many of the people at WHO grew up watching John moderate a GOP presidential debate, cover the historic floods of 1993, the first Persian Gulf War, and the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001.

He has had an impact on us, and John says the state of Iowa has had a huge impact on him.

“I can’t tell you what Iowa has meant to me and my family,” says John. “The generosity of Iowans is so widespread that we begin to take it for granted… until we step back and realize the wonderful impact it’s had in helping us raise our families.”

When John does step away from the anchor desk at the end of November, Dan Winters will join Erin Kiernan on the Channel 13 News at six and ten.

See the full press release here.

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