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Randy Waters to Retire After 29 Years at WXIA

randy waters wxiaWXIA sports anchor Randy Waters is signing off after 29 years at the Atlanta NBC affiliate, Access Atlanta reports.

Waters has worked with his fellow sports anchors Fred Kalil and Sam Crenshaw for 17 years. “I don’t think we’ve said three mean words to each other the entire time,” Waters told Access Atlanta. “I have an unbelievable amount of respect for them.”

Waters, who commutes 100 miles to work every day, has accepted a job in banking services closer to home. He has not yet decided when he will officially sign off, but his contract is up December 31.

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Fred Kalil to Step Down as WXIA Sports Anchor

Fred Kalil is stepping down from his role as sports anchor at WXIA, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta.

Kalil said that complications from brain surgery 13 years ago make it difficult for him to anchor sports on the evening newscasts, a role he has held for 22 years.

“Reading the prompter has never been a lot of fun for me. Before I could remember what I was supposed to say. Now I can’t remember what I was supposed to say,” he said Tuesday on the evening newscast (video above). “It stinks. It stinks. It’s tough. It really is. I can’t tell you how hard it is to go out there and after every single show to think well, I did something — there’s something I can’t do now.  I used to be able to do all this stuff in my sleep.” Read more