Today marks one year since the popular Scott Clark completed his farewell tour at WABC/Channel 7. The sports anchor says the decision to leave was solely his—with a major assist from his wife Heather.
“The station was fantastic about it,” Clark tells FishbowlNY from his Michigan lakefront house.
So instead of taking the proverbial gold watch at 25 years of service, Clark retired, a decision that he contemplated for several years.
“In the beginning of my career, I had always thought of 50 [when] I’m going to retire,” Clark admits.
But, once Clark hit the big 5-0, he was still under contract. By the time that deal expired, Clark was 52. However, the veteran sports anchor wasn’t mentally prepared to step away.
“There was another deal on the table, and it was a very good deal,” Clark says.
As the five-year pact was winding down, Clark didn’t have the cold feet. He was ready.
“I was getting pretty good thoughts…my mind, body, and soul were officially saying ‘I think this is it. We’re done,’” Clark recalls.