Political leaders say farewell to Carol Williams

WCPO anchor is retiring after three decades
Posted at 7:09 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 21:51:20-05

Carol Williams is retiring after three decades on the anchor desk at WCPO. We are honoring her this week with videos and special tributes on air and online. You can see those throughout our 6 p.m. newscasts. Carol's farewell newscast is 6 p.m. Friday.

 READ Carol's message to the Tri-State.

Carol interviews John Boehner, then Speaker of the House.

Here are tributes from Tri-State political leaders (Watch the video in the player above):

John Boehner, Former Speaker of the House: "Carol, I want to wish you a very happy retirement.”

Sen. Rob Portman: “Carol, we want to thank you and congratulate you on a 30-year, Emmy-winning career of serving the Tri-State. By the way, with your talents I think you could have anchored anywhere in the country -- but you chose Cincinnati. You chose our community."

Carol at the White House.

John Cranley, Mayor of Cincinnati: “Carol Williams, congratulations on an amazing career. You have served this community with grace and class and we are going to miss you. But, of course, we really aren’t going to miss you because we know you are still going to be here in our community … and I know i am going to see you around."

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