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KAKE News Anchor Larry Hatteberg Announces Retirement After 51Years


Journalist Larry Hatteberg announced on Monday that he's leaving KAKE News in Wichita after a 51-year career there.

Hatteberg says KAKE is the only job he's had in his adult life, but he's looking for more freedom to pursue video and photography projects he wants...without the deadlines that TV news brings."

Hatteberg has received more than 130 local, state and national awards for news photography and reporting.

His "Hatteberg's People" video series has profiled over a thousand Kansans since its inception in 1974.

Hatteberg's last show will be the 10:00pm newscast on Tuesday, November 25.

From all of us here at KMUW, we'll be sad to see him go.

When she's not out making lattes in her mobile coffee bus Sunflower Espresso, Kate Hutchens is a fill-in host for KMUW. She has worked in broadcast journalism at KFDI, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and at KMUW as Morning Edition host, which she did until March 2017.