Here is the text of Angela Hill's farewell message at the end of Thursday's 6 p.m. news, her last after 38 wonderful years at WWL-TV:
I look at all the pictures from the past and am so moved by the memories.
How lucky to have lived the dream of being a reporter in the best news town in America.
But what I will remember the most when I walk out of this building tonight will not be the stories reported, but the relationships made, both inside the station and out.
I believe you are only as good as the people you are with. And for 38 years I have been with the best. The best reporters, the best photographers, the best producers and directors and the hundreds of people who day in and day out quietly do the job of keeping this station running.
We have been a team.
It is what has made coming to Rampart Street each day so special. In the best of times and the worst of times, we have each other.
And that is exactly how I have felt about this city. We have survived so much and enjoyed so much, because we had each other.
Thank you, New Orleans, for making me feel such a part of you.
To Mike Early and Phil Johnson, thank you for believing in me.
To Karen and Dennis, you are the consummate professionals, but you are my treasured friends and I am so grateful for all you are in my life.
I am not going to say goodbye, because I am not leaving. I may not be on the 5 or 6pm news, but you will see me again.
Thank you all.