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Kangas last day on air will be Dec. 31

December 29, 2009

Paul Kangas, the co-anchor of “Nightly Business Report” on PBS for the past 30 years, will appear on the air for the last time on Dec. 31.

The new co-anchor, Tom Hudson, will take over on Jan. 4.

Kangas, whose trademark phrase ending the show has wished viewers the “best of good buys,” earlier this month by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Business & Financial Reporting.

Kangas joined Nightly Business Report when it began as a local program on Miami’s public television station, WPBT2, in 1979.  While helping to make NBR the most-watched daily business program on television, publications like TV Guide would go on to praise Kangas’ “fine stock market coverage.”

Most recently, Kangas was named to an Esquire list of “Sixty-Six Guys to Emulate” because, according to the magazine, “he tells the truth about the market when we need it.”

“Paul has been the backbone of NBR for decades,” said executive editor Rodney Ward in a statement.  “His imprint, influence, and journalistic values are forever encoded into the program’s DNA.”

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