News4 Meteorologist Tom Kierein retired from News4 on Wednesday, after 34 years.
The station hosted a series of warm sendoffs to honor his work and his relationships with fellow broadcasters.
On News4 Midday, Pat Collins interrupted Kierein during his weather broadcast to give him a “Pat Collins Snow Stick.”
Former News4 meteorologist Bob Ryan made a rare on-air appearance, following his retirement in 2013. He reminisced about working with Kierein.
Former News4 reporter and anchor Joe Krebs called the station to wish Kierein a pleasant retirement. He commended Kierein’s contributions to the D.C. community.
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Kierein had been with News4 since 1983. He plans to retire to Colorado and explore the American West with his family.