“KAKE TV is the only job I’ve had in my adult life,” Hatteberg said in a statement on the station website. “But five decades is long enough even at the job I love. At this point in my career, I’m looking for a bit more freedom to pursue the video and still photography projects that I want, without the deadlines that TV news brings.”
Hatteberg started at the station on May 23, 1963.
Said Hatteberg, “I knew if I didn’t make the decision now, I would always look back on my life and I would always ask the question, ‘What if?’”
His last show will be the 10:00 p.m. news on Tuesday, November 25.