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WRGB’s Ken Screven Announces Retirement

Ken Screven, who has been a reporter and anchor for WRGB since 1977, is bidding farewell to the Albany-Schenectady-Troy CBS-affiliate. Screven, 60, and WRGB announced this past week that he is retiring.

“Ken won all of our hearts over the years with his pride in his work, his attention to detail, and his community involvement,” said WRGB anchor Dori Marlin, introducing a special segment celebrating Screven’s career (video above).

Screven joined WRGB in 1978 and has served as the station’s Albany bureau chief. Through the years, he became known for his thoughtful approach to reporting stories that involved tragedy and loss.

“When Ken did a story, it was a lot more personal,” WRGB reporter Liz Bishop told the Times Union. “Whenever there was a tragedy, a life cut too short, there was no question, Ken was the one we wanted to go out and do that story, because we knew he would come back and put his heart in it.”

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