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Legendary NewsChannel 9 anchor Rod Wood announces retirement after 44 years

WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9 announced Wednesday that after more than 50 years in broadcasting, and 44 years at NewsChannel 9, Hall of Fame News Anchor Rod Wood is retiring. His last day will be November 18. “Rod Wood: A Celebration,” an hour-long special looking back at his career will air on November 18, at 7 p.m.

VP and General Manager of WSYR-TV Syracuse Bill Evans said, “What a remarkable accomplishment… Rod spending five-plus decades in broadcasting in the Syracuse market. The people he’s helped, the viewers he’s impacted in a positive and professional way on NewsChannel 9 for over 44 years. He truly is the Dean of Central New York broadcasters. There will never be another like him and I am truly grateful for what he has done for this community, the station, and our business.”

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