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Bill Worden signs off of WKTV for the final time

After 35 years as the main anchor at NEWSChannel 2, Bill Worden officially signed off for the last time Thursday following a special broadcast in his honor. See this story's related content for video from this broadcast celebration. Read More »

Bill's Final Word

Bill Worden shared a thanks to the community in his last moments as Utica's most legendary local news anchor. Read More »

BW to BW: Brian Williams says farewell to Bill Worden

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams bids farewell to Bill Worden. Read More »

Bill's colleagues bid him farewell

As part of Bill Worden's Farewell Celebration, several of Bill's current colleagues wished him well. Read More »

Mayors of Utica and Rome honor Bill

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and Rome Mayor Joe Fusco made special presentations to Bill Worden on the night of his retirement. Read More »

Oneida County Executive and Sheriff say farewell to Bill

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Sheriff Robert Maciol both presented gifts to Bill. Read More »

U.S. Congress and Senate offer Bill Worden congratulations

U.S. Congressman Richard Hanna and Senator Charles Schumer were both in Washington for Thursday's sendoff to Bill Worden, but were sure to still offer congratulatory proclamations. Read More »

Smith Media VP presents Bill a gift

Smith Media Vice President and General Manager Steve Doerr presented Bill with a special gift. Read More »

Bill Worden: The Early Years

As part of Bill Worden's Farewell Celebration, we took a look back at the early years of Bill's career, with some messages from some old friends. Read More »

Bill Worden: Early 90s

As part of Bill Worden's Farewell Celebration, we took a look back at Bill's career in the 1990s, with some messages from some old friends. Read More »

Bill Worden: 2000s

As part of Bill Worden's Farewell Celebration, we took a look back at Bill's career in the 2000s, with some messages from some old friends. Read More »

Bill Worden's portrait to hang in WKTV halls

Bill's colleagues presented him a portrait that will hang in the halls of WKTV forever. Read More »

New York State officials wish Bill well

State Senator Joe Griffo and State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi presented Bill with New York State Legislature citations. Read More »

Promo: Steve McMurray talks about Bill Worden

As part of the Bill Worden Farewell Celebration, News Director and anchor Steve McMurray talks about Bill's career. Read More »

Observer-Dispatch: Farewell, Bill Worden

The Observer-Dispatch published a farewell message to Bill Worden. Read More »

Bill Worden announces retirement

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - After more than 35 years as lead anchor at NewsChannel 2 and nearly 50 years in broadcasting, Bill Worden announced Thursday that he will retire from WKTV at the end of November. Bill is one of the longest-serving local news anchors in American television history. Read More »

Bill Worden to retire from WKTV

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - After more than 35 years as lead anchor at NewsChannel 2 and nearly 50 years in broadcasting, Bill Worden announced Thursday that he will retire from WKTV at the end of November. Bill is one of the longest-serving local news anchors in American television history. Read More »