Susan Wornick will retire from WCVB-TV, but not from public eye

Susan Wornick with her dog Sammy at home in Needham. She announced in June that she will be retiring in March 2014 after more than 30 years in television news.
Susan Wornick with her dog Sammy at home in Needham. She announced in June that she will be retiring in March 2014 after more than 30 years in television news.Credit: Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff

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She calls herself the oldest living anchorwoman in New England, who doesn’t “look like the other women in news in any way” — never has.

Susan Wornick has thrived in television news for more than 30 years, but the 63-year-old WCVB-TV anchor has decided the time has come to turn off the teleprompter.

“I have had an amazing career that has given me the opportunity to meet and work with incredible people, and advocate for those who don’t have the resources to do it for themselves,” said Wornick before announcing she would retire in March 2014. After that, she may team up with ex-husband #2 Bob Lobel in a cooking-talk show.

On Sept. 12, she will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

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