KTRK's longest-serving employee retires

HOUSTON

When Danny Swope started in our engineering department, Lyndon Johnson was president, McHale's Navy was a Top 10 TV show, and our news department consisted of only seven people.

Danny, manager of engineering operations, retired Wednesday after nearly half a century with Channel 13. Here's been here since November of 1964 - almost 48 years.

We're really gonna miss Danny around here.

With Danny gone, ABC13 Anchor Dave Ward becomes the longest-lasting employee.

Danny and his wife, Suzanne, are going to travel and spend more time with their grandkids.

We all wish them the very best.

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