Bud Elliott announced tonight (April 7) that he’s retiring after 23 years with KSEE24. His last day as anchor for the local NBC affiliate’s newscasts is scheduled for May 23.
“I’ve been honored to deliver the news to Central Valley viewers for more than two decades. My career with KSEE24 has given me the opportunity to meet and work with incredible people,” Bud Elliott says in a statement announcing his retirement. “Now, I’m looking forward to spending quality time with my family, including a brand new grandson in Sacramento, and focusing on some recently discovered health issues.”
No details were immediately available regarding the health issues Elliott is facing.
The time Elliott has spent with KSEE (Channel 24) has not be continuous. Elliott’s contract ended at KSEE in December 2007. Before that, he had spent 14 years at KSEE as the evening anchor before moving to the morning newscasts he co-anchored with Faith Sidlow for seven years. He returned to KSEE in March 2012 as a co-anchor of the local NBC affiliate’s morning show but was moved a few months later to the evening news anchor chair he had for so many years.
In his career, Elliott has earned numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including an Emmy.
“Central Valley viewers, as well as those of us who have had the pleasure of working with him, have all benefited from Bud’s talent and dedication,” Matthew Rosenfeld, Vice President and general manager, says in the same press release. “I know he is looking forward to retirement and the additional time he’ll have to spend with his family.”
Before coming to Fresno, Elliott was the main news anchor at the ABC affiliate in Richmond, VA.