TAMPA, Fla. (TBO.com)Longtime WTVT-TV Fox 13 anchor John Wilson has announced he is retiring after 50 years in broadcasting.

Wilson made the announcement during Friday’s 6 p.m. newscast. He began at FOX 13 in September 1993.

“John Wilson is a broadcasting legend, who our viewers have trusted for many years,” WTVT news director John Hoffman said in a statement. “We will certainly miss him here at the station, but we have no doubt his connection to the people of the Bay Area will continue for years to come.”

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Listen to Wilson's interview on AM Tampa Bay where he talks about his retirement.