Charlie Gibson retires from the anchor chair

December 18, 2009 8:12:17 PM PST
On Friday night, the man who has become the face of ABC News has retired. The final "World News With Charles Gibson" aired with a few teary moments at the end.

To his ABC family on Thursday Gibson said "It has been an honor to work with all of you?truly an honor. I have loved every damn day of it."

The 66-year-old first started with ABC News in 1975 as a White House correspondent.

For three and a half decades, as history was written, Gibson was there to tell us about it.

Diane Sawyer will take over anchor duties at "World News."

All of us at ABC7 News wish him a long and happy retirement.