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Saying Farewell to Joe Gehl


After 21 years as a newscaster, six of them anchoring and reporting in Santa Barbara, Joe Gehl is leaving KEYT for life in the private sector.

“I can say that on a personal note I will miss Joe,” news director C.J. Ward told Santa Barbara View. “He is one of the funniest and most considerate people you will ever meet. His wacky sense of humor has made my day more times than I can count over the years. I wish him well and he is always welcome on TV Hill.”

“It has been a humbling honor and privilege to hold the nightly anchor position at KEYT for more than 6 years and the responsibility was never lost on me,” said Gehl. “It’s my hope you’ll embrace my replacement with the same warmth and graciousness you’ve afforded me.”