Carol Williams retires with celebration of 30 years anchoring newcasts at WCPO

Posted at 7:42 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 21:04:27-05

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CINCINNATI – Carol Williams said a heartfelt farewell and thank-you to her viewers Friday in a special on-air celebration of her 30 years anchoring newcasts at WCPO.

WATCH the celebration and Carol's farewell in the video player above.

Long-time friends Clyde Gray and Dennis Janson, who shared the anchor desk with Carol before retiring themselves in recent years, joined in a final TV salute to Carol on the set with the current generation of the 9 On Your Side family, including Craig McKee, Tanya O'Rourke, Kathrine Nero, Sherry Hughes, Ryan Houston, John Popovich and Ken Broo. 

Carol's daughter Katherine Mahon gave a videotaped tribute to her mom. Watch it here:


And Mayor John Cranley proclaimed it "Carol Williams Day" in Cincinnati. Watch it here:



We at WCPO have been celebrating Carol's career all week on-air and online. You can watch more video and read tributes from her co-workers and others below.

More Carol Williams stories and video

'Unflappable' Carol Williams broke WCPO barriers
Salute to Carol Williams, mentor and friend
Craig McKee: Carol earned her place in Cincinnati history
Kathrine Nero: Carol made a difference in our community
John Popovich: Carol made us look good
Political leaders say farewell to Carol
Carol's message to viewers


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