Monday, February 27, 2006

A familiar face

When you're asked by the Enquirer to cover a district gymnastics meet, you expect to do so in relative anonymity.

But, as I toiled over my notes at the Southwest District meet at Centerville High School on Saturday, I received a surprise greeting from a familiar face - longtime WCPO news anchor Randy Little.

Little's daughter, Brittany, is a member of the Turpin High gymnastics team and he was on hand to photograph the event and lend support to the Spartans who finished in second place and qualified for the state meet.

At the time of his "forced" retirement from Channel 9 in 2001, Little was the longest-running local TV news anchor. He is now doing some radio news reports for B-105 and WGRR.

Little, who once interviewed former President George Bush aboard Air Force One, offered this theory as to why his television career ended so abruptly:

"It's a young man's business now," he said.

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