Donaldson Retiring From Full-Time Work At ABC News
February 16, 2009 at 11:09 AM (PT)
Longtime ABC NEWS mainstay SAM DONALDSON is retiring from full-time work next week after 41 years at the network, reports the WASHINGTON POST's HOWARD KURTZ. DONALDSON, who has appeared on ABC NEWS RADIO over the years and briefly hosted a syndicated radio talk show, joked of his image, "I guess it'll be on my tombstone: 'He yelled at RONALD REAGAN.'" But he added, "Some people leave the business bitter, feeling they've been cast out, or they hang on too long. And I don't ever want to get in that position."
KURTZ reports that DONALDSON will continue doing "some work" for ABC RADIO and will continue as a once-a-month panelist on ABC TV's "THIS WEEK."