PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After more than 40 years at the same station, Mike Donahue signs off this week as a noon anchor and reporter at KOIN-TV in Portland.
Colleagues say that’s been an unusual run in a business where journalists frequently change jobs and move on — and a business that has gone through major cost-cutting and corporate changes. KOIN most recently changed hands earlier this month as part of a sale to a Rhode Island media company.
Donahue announced in March that he was retiring and turned 66 in April.
He says he had offers to move on, but the timing was never right.
Besides, he says, he’s got a streak of loyalty that he expressed in an Oregonian (http://bit.ly/JCLYL9 ) interview as “same wife, same church, same job.”
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com