Longtime TV6 anchor Greg Trick announces upcoming retirement
NEGAUNEE — Greg Trick, a veteran WLUC-TV6 news anchor, has announced that he will retire at the beginning of May after 30 years at the station, according to a news release from the station.
TV6 News Director Steve Asplund made the announcement with “both pleasure and sadness,” station officials said in the news release.
“Greg has been an incredible anchor and resource in the newsroom. He’s been a stabilizing force mentoring new journalists in the newsroom and to the (Upper Peninsula.) Greg is one of the good guys,” Asplund said in the release. “He always has a kind word and encouragement to those he works with each day.”
Trick arrived at TV6 on April 22, 1991, starting as a reporter, working his way up to anchoring all the newscasts at the station at one time or another, station officials said.
Trick is the original anchor of the 7 p.m. TV6 News Tonight program. Along with co-anchoring that newscast, Trick also co-anchors the TV6 Late News, airing at 11 p.m. on weekdays. Furthermore, Trick co-hosted The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, The TV6 Canathon programs and “Our Town” specials for years.
“Greg has graciously stepped in to help train and work with a lot of people over his three decades at TV6,” station officials said in the announcement.
TV6 Vice President and General Manager Rick Rhoades said he recognizes the “bittersweet nature of the announcement.”
“Greg has been a rock-solid employee for TV6 for 30 years,” Rhoades said in the release. “He is one of the leaders in our newsroom and is someone the younger staff members look up to. He is a trusted broadcast journalist and is one of the reasons TV6 News continues to be the leader in broadcast news in the region. He will be missed. The entire TV6 family would like to wish Greg and his wife, Aoy, the best life has to offer in retirement.”
While station officials said Trick plans to travel in retirement, they noted in the release that area residents will still see Trick “around town from time to time, as he’s not leaving the area.”
“We thank Greg for all his hard work and contributions to the TV6 newsroom over the years,” station officials said in the release.
Trick’s final newscast on the anchor desk will be May 7 on the TV6 News Tonight program, which airs at 7 p.m. on TV6.