Veteran broadcaster Willard Scott officially retired Tuesday, but t weren’t tears.
“He’s probably the most identified with the show than anybody. I think of Willard Scott I just think of joy.”
Willard stepped down Tuesday after 65 years with NBC, 35 of them at TODAY.
“With Willard, t are no boundaries – and that’s usually a good thing,” said Katie.
Jane Pauley made the perfect analogy about what TODAY was like before and during Willard’s tenure.
That’s “Because Willard was America in a lot of ways,” noted Tom Brokaw.
More recently, Willard’s trademark became celebrating the birthdays of viewers who reached their 100-year milestone.
While t is no replacing Willard, Al will take over centenarian birthday wishes.