Longtime Seattle broadcaster Steve Raible anchoring last KIRO 7 newscast this week
Raible, according to The Seattle Times.
Raible’s last newscast will be Friday.
This week ends Raible’s 38-year run with KIRO-TV. Since the early '90s, he’s been one of the most recognized and beloved news anchors in the Pacific Northwest. Most recently, he's been co-anchoring weeknights for KIRO 7.
A news release from the station said he is retiring from KIRO to “turn his attention to spending more time with his family and traveling the world while remaining committed to giving back to the Pacific Northwest.”
“There was never any doubt that this is where (my wife Sharon and I) were going to finish our career,” Raible said in a statement. “This is where we were going to stay because this is the community that we love.”
Raible has reported on stories across the world in his lengthy broadcast career, and interviewed presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama. He’s won five regional Emmy awards, including twice for “Best Anchor”. He was inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.
Raible joined KIRO in July of 1982, after a six-year career with the Seahawks.
An original member of the expansion Seahawks, Raible was a second-round pick by the team in the 1976 draft. He had 68 receptions for 1,017 yards and three touchdowns in six seasons with Seattle (1976-81).
Raible has been the Seahawks’ play-by-play voice since 2004, and will continue serving in that role. He’s been on the Seahawks’ broadcast team for nearly three decades.
KIRO 7 will be honoring Raible all week ahead of his final newscast. The week of celebration will conclude with a 30-minute special at 7 p.m. PDT Thursday.
“KIRO gave us such a wonderful opportunity after Steve’s football career to stay in the city that we love," Sharon Raible said. "We were privileged to have met so many creative and talented people both at KIRO and in the community. I will miss all the people at KIRO and in the community that have helped Steve all these years and I want to thank them so much. It is time to move on, a little sad, but knowing that we leave KIRO and the viewers in capable hands. Our best to you all.”
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