Mike Strug, one of the few reporters who's worked for three stations in town, is spending his last week at NBC10, his TV home since 1990, a station spokeswoman confirmed. His last day is Friday. There will be sendoffs on the 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.
"I am happily stepping aside," Strug, 66, said, adding that he got a buyout offer a year and half before the end of his contract. He said he was "essentially retiring. Maybe I'll just become a newspaper reporter."
Seriously, he added, "I got to ride the wave of television when it was a good place to be. Now as things are changing, it is not quite as much fun. The audience is fragmented a little more, and things are changing rapidly."
Strug, an Olney High and Temple grad who worked for Channel 6 (1966-1978) and later at Channel 3 (1978-1989), was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers' hall of fame last year.