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Shelley Kirk Announces Retirement from News

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Yesterday afternoon, I was sitting on the couch watching Eyewitness News with Brad Byrd and Shelley Kirk.  Suddenly, Shelley made reference to that broadcast and what typically happens on it at that time . . . then, she turned to the camera, shocked her viewers and announced her retirement from the Eyewitness News Team.  After 22 years in the business, Shelley is making a career change.  Wanna know what she plans to do?

Shelley has accepted a Marketing position at Fifth Third Bank.  While we are saying goodbye to a trusted friend, we certainly wish her well in her new journey!

Shelley Kirk joined Eyewitness News back in 1989.  In 1994, she became the anchor, and, for the last 18 years, has sat next to Brad Byrd at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.  In her retirement announcement, Shelley told her audience, “I have loved telling YOUR stories.”  And, Shelley, we have loved hearing YOU tell them!  You will be missed.

In addition to serving as Eyewitness News anchor, Shelley is the cohost of the Easter Seals and Santa Clothes Club telethons.  She is highly involved with the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  And, for the last two years, has assisted WBKR with our St. Jude Radiothon. 

Shelley is a public icon here in the Tri-State!  Join us in wishing her all the best as she gets out from behind the anchor desk and moves into a brand new career field.  Send your wishes and thoughts to!

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