WTVD anchor Larry Stogner announces ALS diagnosis, retirement
January 24, 2015 - als
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Raleigh, N.C. — Long-time ABC11 news anchor Larry Stogner announced Friday that he is pang from a debilitating illness ALS and will step down from a WTVD-TV anchor desk, effective immediately.
“Larry is a vanguard of a Eyewitness newsroom and a primogenitor of a ABC11 family,” pronounced Caroline Welch, boss and ubiquitous manager of WTVD, in a statement. “While we are rocked by this news, a full adore and support go to Larry and his family as he fights opposite this disease.”
Stogner began his radio career during UNC-TV and worked as an anchor/reporter during WRAL-TV before fasten ABC Eyewitness News in 1976.
In announcing his retirement, Stogner said, “I’m certain that in new months, you’ve beheld a change in my voice…my speech…slower. Many of we were kind adequate to email me ideas about what it competence be…or only to uncover concern. As it turns out, we have ALS, famous to many as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and brought to inhabitant courtesy by a Ice Bucket Challenge. There is no cure, so it is time for my promote career to come to an end.”
Stogner resolved a newscast with his signature, “thanks for a company.”