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KTUL’s Bill Mitchell Retires After 43 Years as a Reporter

After more than four decades as a TV reporter, Bill Mitchell said his final goodbye to Tulsa viewers on KTUL Friday.

During his 43 years in television news, Mitchell worked for Tulsa’s NBC Affiliate KJRH, Little Rock’s KARK and KOCO in Oklahoma City, in addition to two stints at the Tulsa ABC affiliate.

During an interview with Keith Taylor on the KTUL morning show, Mitchell said he told KTUL president and general manager Pat Baldwin, “You know I hate to leave. This is one of the greatest TV stations in the world to work in.” Mitchell then said, “But I’m going to.”

When Mitchell announced his retirement in November, Baldwin said of Mitchell, “He has been a member of our Channel 8 family for over 18 years. He will be missed here on Lookout Mountain but we are also excited for him and his wife.” You can watch a farewell video montage the station put together spanning his career after the jump. Read more

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KTUL Anchor Loses Home in Oklahoma Wildfire

A wildfire in Oklahoma has destroyed the home of KTUL morning anchor Keith Taylor, the Tulsa ABC-affiliate says.

Taylor was interviewed by KTUL reporter Burt Mummalo. The Mannford wildfire covered nearly 100 square miles near Tulsa and has burned more than 120 structures, including dozens of homes, according to the AP.

“You know, you see it on the news all the time and you don’t realize how emotional it is,” Taylor said tearfully. Watch KTUL’s report on Taylor’s home inside… Read more