Longtime News 12 Long Island Reporter Retiring
Three longtime News 12 Long Island reporters have announced they are retiring, including Doug Geed, who has been with the station since its inception in 1986.
Geed, along with Danielle Campbell and Andrew Ehinger, have accepted voluntary retirement packages from the parent company Altice USA. Campbell’s final day at the station was March 10, while Geed will remain until “later this year,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
“This was of course a bittersweet decision,” Geed wrote on his Facebook page. “…But I also want to stress that, despite rumors, this was 100% my decision, made after long talks with my family, close friends and colleagues.”
News of Geed’s retirement was first reported by Newsday, though Geed had not confirmed the decision until his post on Tuesday. Geed anchors the 10 p.m. news and is the creator of the channel’s East End Show.
In his statement, Geed also sent well wishes to his fellow retiring colleagues Ehinger, a reporter at News 12 for 23 years, and Campbell, who was there for more than 25 years.
“I loved telling stories on Long Island and I am proud to have met so many interesting people along the way,” Ehinger said. “I’m humbled to have won several Emmy and other awards and could never have done any of this without the amazing staff at News 12 Long Island.”
News 12 Long Island Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo has also left the station, she confirmed in a social media post on Saturday.
“I will have more soon on what’s next on the horizon but I want to thank everybody for all the love…ESPECIALLY the viewers who allowed me to be a part of YOUR lives every day,” she said.