WBAL Baltimore Anchor Stan Stovall To Retire In 2022

Hearst NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore said today that veteran journalist and news anchor Stan Stovall is preparing to retire in 2022. Stovall, whose career as a local journalist spans more than five decades, will continue to anchor WBAL’s 6 p.m. newscast as Andre Hepkins joins Deb Weiner weeknights at 11 p.m. Hepkins will also continue to anchor WBAL-TV 11 News at 5 pm each weeknight with Ashley Hinson.

“Stan is a renowned journalist, receiving multiple awards from numerous organizations, including being named to the list of Influential Marylanders multiple times, with the most recent appointment coming in 2019.” said WBAL President and General Manager Dan Joerres. “Stan has made significant contributions to both our station and to the city of Baltimore. His commitment to local news over the past 50 years leaves an incredible legacy of journalistic excellence, and we look forward to many months of outstanding reporting to come before we celebrate the conclusion of his extraordinary career.”

Stovall said: “My history with WBAL-TV 11 and with our loyal viewers has been one of the most meaningful chapters in my life — and trust me — it’s not goodbye just yet. I have many more Baltimore stories to tell before setting foot on the full retirement path.”

Hepkins and Weiner will debut at 11 p.m. on July 26. The duo has worked together on multiple award- winning programs and community projects and also co-anchored WBAL’s 10 p.m. newscast on MeTV Baltimore.

Plans to celebrate Stovall’s career at WBAL and his decades-long impact on the Baltimore market will be revealed in the months to come.

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