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After 34 Years, KTLA's Rose Parade Anchors Say This Is Their Last
The broadcasting duo responsible for anchoring the Rose Parade will be stepping back from the microphones after 34 years. Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards, who have anchored the event for KTLA almost every year since 1982, say the 2016 Rose Parade will be their last.
As KTLA reported in their 'World Exclusive' on Friday, Eubanks said that the decision was their own. "We want to leave under our terms. We want to leave when we're on top and we certainly are. And it's just time."
According to Deadline, KTLA has aired the Rose Parade since the late 1940s. Eubanks first covered the event in 1979, and was joined by Edwards three years later.
Eubanks told KTLA, "My family is already planning a week away after Christmas next year —a novelty I haven’t experienced in 38 years."
In 2006, KTLA came under some heat when they replaced Edwards with Michaela Pereira, relegating Edwards to a street reporter position. She didn't work the parade for the next two years, but rejoined Eubanks in 2009, after some awkward moments with the management, reported L.A. Observed.
No word on who will replace the veteran team, but Rose Parade coverage will be a little less nutty this year:
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