WPXI (11) morning news reporter Dee Thompson will retire from the station September 1. Thompson has been out on medical leave over the summer, but there’s no word on whether that is the reason for his retirement. According to the Post-Gazette, he was hired by the station (then WIIC) in February 1975 and spent the first twelve years doing sports with Sam Nover. Over the last several years he has worked overnights – arriving at midnight and working through the morning newscasts.

There still isn’t any word on what Thompson’s ailment has been but apparently he is gradually feeling better.