According to FOX 2, today is the day. Back in February, Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle announced they would retire on March 25th.
“Before we go, some breaking personal news tonight, after 40-plus years in broadcasting and 32 years here at FOX 2, I’ve decided to retire at the end of March,” Huel said. “I have had a wonderful career. I’ve had a wonderful career, and I thank all you for your support. I am grateful for my family, my wife Priscilla, and our sons, Jared and Vincent. And I’m also grateful to my FOX 2 family, the people you see on TV and also the people behind the scenes — who make it all possible. “
“And I also want to thank the woman with whom I’ve shared this anchor desk — for more than two decades, my friend, Monica Gayle, who has an announcement of her own.”
“I have been so honored and blessed to share this desk with you,” Monica said. “I could not ask for a better co-anchor, and it just feels very right that we go out together as a team. I have been so honored and blessed to share this desk with you, my friend. This year I am celebrating 40 memorable years in television news. Twenty-five of those wonderful years have been right here with you at FOX 2. I couldn’t ask for a better co-anchor and it just feels very right that we go out together as a team. We’ve had a pretty amazing run.
“I too, am forever grateful to my husband Dean and our son Tanner, for being my biggest cheerleaders. Both of our families have been our anchors at home, so we could do what we do here every night.”
In the 25 years working together, Perkins and Gayle have covered many of the biggest stories. They’ve been through six presidential elections. They covered the 2008 recession. And of course they covered Covid 19. Perkins moderated the “Let it Rip” discussion forum. And Perkins and Gayle did one last Let it Rip to discuss their long and wonderful career.