TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas First News News Director and Anchor Nate Hill delivered his final newscast Wednesday, New Year’s Eve.
After 17 years in the business, Nate is changing careers but will continue to live in Topeka.
Here is the text of his “farewell” to Kansas First News Viewers during his final broadcast:
“In 1996 I started at KSNT as a sports intern. At the time I had no idea I would be embarking on a 17 year journey. Over the years I’ve been given many opportunities to grow both as a broadcaster and a person. I feel very blessed to have worked alongside some of the most passionate, hard working and talented people in the business.
I want to thank you, the viewers, for inviting me into your homes each night and trusting me to bring you the news. I consider it an honor. I also want to thank the many people at the station who have helped me during my time here – whether out in the field or during a department head meeting. I couldn’t have done it without the wisdom and experience of those around me. From sports to news and most recently management, I’ve learned a lot about each job and myself.
And I want to thank the most important people in my life, my family. Especially my wife Erica in the fact she was the one who encouraged me to pursue the sports internship that started this journey. Her love and support mean the world to me.
I’ll continue to serve northeast Kansas, only in a different role as I pursue a career as a financial advisor with Edward Jones. I’m excited to begin this new chapter in my life, but at the same time will miss the people at KSNT and bringing you the news each night.
Thank you again, good night.”