NY1 anchor Lewis Dodley reveals he plans to retire from station

Longtime NY1 anchor Lewis Dodley announced Monday his legendary career in front of the news camera will come to a close at the end of this month.

Dodley, 65, told viewers he planned on retiring after more than 30 years at the Big Apple station where he’s covered countless historic events, including the 9/11 terror attacks, Hurricane Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dodley, along with anchor Cheryl Wills, has been with NY1 as long as the station has been around.

NY1’s Lewis Dodley is retiring at the end of this month. NY1

“When I was offered this job in 1992, I saw it as the opportunity of a lifetime,” he said on air Monday night. “I’ve tried to treat it that way.

“NY1 is a window to New York City and to be a face you see here has truly been an honor.”

Dodley said in 2022 during a “Mornings on 1” interview that the news organization has evolved immensely since NY1 first went on the air.

“We had something to prove,” Dodly said in 2022 as he looked back on 30 years with the station. “These days I still go to work thinking we have something to prove.”

Dodley, along with Cheryl Wills, has been with the station since its inception.
Dodley, along with Cheryl Wills, has been with the station since its inception. NY1

Colleague Pat Kiernan called Dodley the “ironman of NY1” in a tweet Monday night.

“Congrats to Lewis Dodley on a remarkable run! He’s the only evening anchor NY1 has had in almost 32 years on the air. His guidance to me and steady presence for viewers have set the standard,” the fellow anchor said.

NY1 reporter Justine Re tweeted that Dodley is the “epitome of professionalism and also the most down to earth person.”

Dodley said Monday he would have more to tell viewers in the coming weeks leading up to his final broadcast. 

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