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Norman Robinson Retiring From WDSU

norman robinsonNorman Robinson is retiring from WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. His final broadcast will be May 30.

“We have been honored to have Norman as a colleague and friend for nearly a quarter-century and we congratulate him on his remarkable achievements and his well-earned retirement,” WDSU president and general manager Joel Vilmenay said in a statement. “We are pleased that he will continue to make contributions through partnerships and appearances in the years ahead.”

Robinson has worked at WDSU since 1990. Last year, he scaled back his duties, stepping away from the 10 p.m. anchor desk but continuing to anchor the 6 p.m. newscast.

“I am filled with bittersweet emotions, but happy to turn the page to a new chapter in my life. Most of all I have been lucky enough to fulfill my lifelong dream to become a news anchor in the city I love,” Robinson sad. “For that, I am most grateful.”

Read WDSU’s official announcement after the jump. Read more

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Norman Robinson Signs Off From WDSU’s 10 p.m. Newscast

In a “preliminary step” toward retirement, Norman Robinson will anchor his last 10 p.m. newscast on WDSU tonight, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Robinson plans to retire in June 2014 after 23 years at the anchor desk. He will continue as the New Orleans NBC affiliate’s 6 p.m. anchor until then.

“I decided to scale back and give myself a year to make the transition,” Robinson told the Times-Picayune. “I’m in great health. It was not a health-related decision … I’m happy with where I am. I’m excited about this. This is just a preliminary step.”