WBNS Columbus Anchor Jerry Revish To Retire
Tegna-owned CBS affiliate WBNS Columbus, Ohio (DMA 34) today said that news anchor Jerry Revish is retiring from his career in journalism, spanning more than four decades.
He delivers the station’s nightly news at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. His last day on air will be Nov. 27.
Revish said in a statement: “I’ve had the blessing and pleasure of working for the best locally-owned television station in America. The Wolfe family set a standard of excellence and integrity since WBNS-10TV went on the air in 1949. My career in journalism has afforded me the opportunity to help write the first drafts of history for 45 years.”
“Big local stories are burned into my memory. I’ll always remember covering the Columbus Public Schools Desegregation case from the trial in Columbus Federal Court, to the day the buses rolled to transport thousands of students to schools across the city,” Revish added.
His reporting skills have taken him around the world. WBNS said he was the first Columbus TV reporter to go to Saudi Arabia to cover the Persian Gulf War. He has reported from Haiti, Barbados, South Africa, Bosnia, Bahrain, Cuba and Japan. Major stories he covered include national political conventions, OSU bowl games, the dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall, the Lucasville State Prison Riot, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, and interviewing President Barack Obama.
He will continue to pastor Unity Temple Church of God in Christ, which he founded eight years ago with his wife Danielle. They will celebrate their 45th anniversary this year.
President and General Manager John Cardenas said: “I couldn’t be happier for Jerry, yet sad to lose such a great journalist and leader in our newsroom. Jerry has always sought the truth in his reporting and has always been fair and honest on every issue and event he’s covered. He leaves a remarkable legacy of integrity, professionalism and a standard of excellence in journalism. We can’t thank him enough for all his contributions to our station and to the community in his endeavor to making Columbus a better place to live. We wish him the very best in his next chapter.”