“It’s an anomaly to leave a venerable institution like WINS,” Klein admits. “People really don’t do that.”
In Klein’s case, this was not a retirement. She left the daily grind of All-News.
“I just thought I’d like to try something else within the broadcast field,” Klein says.
Klein has been working non-stop in New York since 1980. She made a career as a freelance newscaster at numerous FM stations, before her WINS debut in 1993.
“I guess it never really registered,” Klein says. “I guess I’m just shocked at how old I am or how fast it went.”
Klein points out that she has not lined up her next job yet. She says leaving WINS, albeit a difficult decision, wasn’t one that lingered.
“This was something that was starting to brew like February or March,” Klein says.