After 44 years, Connecticut's NBC TV news anchor is calling it quits.

According to the Greenwich Patch, Gerry Brooks, the easy-going news anchor on WVIT, Connecticut's NBC TV station has decided to step aside after a successful  44-year career. His last newscast will be broadcast on Thanksgiving eve, November 21 at 6 pm.

Back in 2017, Brooks decided he needed to cut back on his WVIT schedule by stepping away from his 11 pm newscast. Over the course of his 44-year career, he's worked at WAVZ, WPOP, WFSB, and NBC Connecticut. Sometimes called the dean of Connecticut broadcasting, Gerry is a two-time Emmy award winner. Here are some of his final words published in the Greenwich Patch.

Thank you to the people who made this run possible. You, the listeners and viewers who kept me employed all these years. And thank you to my hair, for staying just long enough to get me through Wednesday. I step aside with deep feelings of humility, gratitude, and satisfaction.