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Saying Goodbye

by Tracy Barry

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Posted on March 2, 2007 at 3:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

People often ask me what I like best about my job.

There are many things. But way up on the list is the people we get to work with.

A newsroom is a mixture of intense personalities. You generally don't get this far by blending in. These are people who care deeply about their work. About life in general. About who has the best coffee for heaven's sake! We often debate and disagree...loudly. We also laugh just as loud and comfort each other through the tears. We celebrate marriages and some break-ups! Babies and birthdays. Some will be friends for a few years, others a lifetime.

I like the people I work with. And that is a true blessing. But it also makes it hard when someone leaves. And in a newsroom it seems like someone is always leaving. Many of you email me asking "whatever happened to ....?" Most recently you asked about John Becker, who is now a main anchor in Tennessee and Bruce Sussman. We are still waiting to see where Bruce will pop up. As you have all noticed there are many comings and goings.

Today it's a going. It's Ron Pivo's last day at KGW. He is funny and smart . A quality person and devoted daddy. At this point I don't know where Ron will end up either. But they will be lucky to have him. Ron, we will miss your stories and sarcasm...your take on the world and the world of sports. And most of all your friendship. All the best.

And as always thank you for watching.

Tracy Barry