After two tenures and 24 years with Dallas’s WFAA, reporter Gary Reaves is retiring.

On Friday, Reaves sent a note to his fellow WFAA staffers announcing that “after some 10,000 days on deadline,” he has decided that “it is time to take a break.”

“It is with mixed emotions that I have come to the decision to make a change in my career,” Reaves said in the note, obtained by Uncle Barky. “After 35 years of going to work every day in a newsroom, I have decided it is time for me to move on. It is difficult to decide to leave WFAA. I have had most of the best moments of my work life here. I have been blessed to work with many of the best people in the business.”

Reaves began as a reporter for WFAA in 1982 before leaving in ’86 to become a correspondent for CBS News. He returned in 1991 and has been there ever since. Read more