SALT LAKE CITY -- KSL-TV anchorman Bruce Lindsay announced today that he plans to retire early this summer.
In a news release, Lindsay said, "Thirty-six years is a good long time to have worked at one place. I am indebted to KSL for providing me with great friends and opportunities. So, there is much I will miss. But it's time to squeeze in some other life experiences."
Lindsay has anchored evening newscasts for KSL continuously since 1978 and first joined the TV station in 1974.
"I am grateful most of all to the generations of Utahns who have invited me into their homes each night," he said. "I have tried to earn their trust."
"Bruce is a true professional and has been a trusted voice in this community for more than three decades. We deeply appreciate his years of service and contributions to this station. We wish him the best moving forward." said Mark Willes, CEO/President of DMC and KSL Broadcast Group.
Reporting assignments have taken Lindsay to every corner of the state and around the world. He started working at KSL while still a journalism student in college. Within three years he left to work in Los Angeles and was later hired back to join the Nourse-Welti-James broadcast team as Dick Nourse's first co-anchor.
"Bruce is one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable. Whether in the field or behind the desk, his work exemplifies the best in the business," said Tanya Vea, executive vice president of News & Cross Platform Development. "We are looking to take the high-quality and success that Bruce brought to KSL, over the years, and build on that for the future. "
"I've been here so long, that, yes, this technically qualifies as a company 'retirement,'" Lindsay said. "But I believe there's a second act for me after television. This is not a recent decision. The timing of this exit has been my game plan for several years, and I laid out that plan to management months ago."
Lindsay and KSL are still working out the date of his final broadcast. A nationwide search is currently underway for his successor.