“Thanks to the crew here for giving me this farewell cake that I’m trying not to drop here,” said the morning anchor for the Fort Smith-Fayetteville Hearst duopoly. “It’s been a wonderful run and I won’t forget any of you.”
Burleson had worked at KHBS-KHOG for more than eleven years. He started at the station doing sports and began anchoring the “Sunrise” show in 2008.
He told a viewer on Twitter he was staying in Northwest Arkansas, “selling Real Estate and other business opportunities.”
@TheAaronBewley Staying in NWA, selling real estate and other business opportunities.
— Derek Burleson (@derekburleson) December 12, 2013