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Reporter Al Allen to Retire After 28 Years at WJBK

Al Allen has announced his retirement from WJBK, the Fox O&O in Detroit. Allen was interviewed about his long career at WJBK by reporter Jason Carr (video above).

“No more overpasses, no more hats, scarves and gloves,” Allen said. “No more snow when the freeways are all messed up — you see me out there, my face turns white, my coat turns white. I’m going to be gone. I’ll just sit home and watch TV, and it’s warm, and drink my tea and be happy.”

Allen, who has worked at the station since 1984, will sign off from WJBK December 7.

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VIDEO: Meteorologist’s Disappearing Green Dress Confuses Morning Anchor

WJBK meteorologist Jessica Starr wasn’t on weather duty Tuesday morning so she decided to wear a green dress on-air. Starr couldn’t pass up the opportunity, though, to step in front of the weather green screen and turn invisible.

The move confused morning anchor Jason Carr, who apparently doesn’t understand the finer points of chroma key (video above). It just doesn’t work that way…

WJBK Remembers GM Jeff Murri Following Sudden Death: ‘This Place Will Never Be the Same’

The hosts of WJBK‘s morning show “The Nine” shared their memories of general manager Jeff Murri today.  Murri died suddenly on Thursday at the age of 50.

“The whole thing is quite amazing to me because just two days ago I was talking to the guy,” Lee Thomas said.  “We sang songs together.  We’ve shared life.  It’s like a part of you is missing truly because he meant so much to each and every one of us.” Read more