TAMPA — A Tampa television station will say goodbye to one of its morning anchors later this summer.
Anne Dwyer, a fixture in the WTVT-Ch. 13 newsroom for 28 years, will retire June 18.
Dwyer announced the news Friday morning on Good Day Tampa Bay, saying, "It was not an easy decision. It's time for me to sleep in, get some much-needed rest and tackle the numerous home improvement projects I have put off way too long."
After starting in her home state of Illinois, Dwyer joined the station in 1986.
During her time on the medical beat, she produced Cradle Crisis, an Emmy Award-winning series about the lack of care for premature infants. Dwyer was also known for her "Cheap Tricks" segment of consumer and cleaning tips.
Dwyer's retirement will give her the opportunity to spend more time with her husband Nick and their two sons, but her presence will still be felt around the community.
"Her direct and unassuming manner defied the typical definition of a news anchor, and viewers love her for it," said John Hoffman, the station's news director. "Mornings in Tampa Bay will not be the same without her. She is the utmost professional and we will miss her."