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This past week was a big one for fans of longtime Fox 2 anchors Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle. They’ve each spent at least 40 years in the business and on Friday, they gracefully said their goodbyes and went into retirement together, as a team.
Our entertainment reporter Julie Hinds spent time talking to them both about going through parenthood together (their kids went to the same schools), how they plan to spend retirement and their secret to longevity as an anchor team.
>> Did you miss their final sign off? Watch their heartfelt goodbye here.
Huel Perkins changed his life
As Huel Perkins says goodbye, Detroiter Kevin Fite says it was the Fox 2 anchor who changed his life in an intervention at the Meijer meat counter 30 years ago.
“And here he was, caring enough about me to give me personal advice from his heart. He always had my trust,” Fite said.
The Free Press had numerous subscriber stories this week that are well worth your time. Among them:
⚾ Our Detroit Tigers reporter accidentally overheard Al Avila’s phone conversation at LongHorn Steakhouse.
🚘 Dramatic staff changes at Ford made in order to help the company compete.
🐟 Great Lakes heat waves causing chaos for fish — with the worst to come.
🎥 James Craig splits with handlers who shielded him from media in race for Michigan governor.
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Detroit Free Press web editor
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Your Week in metro Detroit: Fox 2 anchors sign off for good