Longtime FOX 4 anchor Tim Ryan announces retirement

Tim Ryan, the co-anchor of FOX 4’s Good Day morning show, plans to retire at the end of the month.

Tim made the announcement Tuesday morning, saying it's like jumping into the cold end of the pool. It always feels better once you get in.

"I'm retiring, so there," he said. 

"I'm sad for us, but I know your family is so excited. I'm going to go ahead and start preparing. I'm gathering Kleenex for the next month or so," said his Good Day co-anchor Lauren Przybyl. "You made Good Day Good Day and so we all feel so thankful for everything that you've done. It's been 27 years of waking up early, early, early. I know your family, your wife and your kids and your new granddaughter just can't wait to have more time with you."

Tim started at FOX 4 in December of 1989 and has been a part of Good Day since its inception in 1995. 

He’s known for his many cups of coffee from the same yellow mug, his now gray-haired bobble head and the often irreverent and sometimes close to out-of-bounds Friday morning segment, "Tell It to Tim." 

"I always loved running into Tim in the hall, talking about the latest big story and the viewers’ reactions, his bicycling and travel passions and always his family. Tim’s character is woven into the fabric of Good Day. We wish him and his family a great next chapter. He will be missed," said FOX 4 Vice President and General Manager Kathy Saunders.

Tim and his wife, Beth, are blessed to have two adult children, Meghan and Patrick. Their first grandchild, Lucy, was born in June.

Once he's retired, he plans to spend more time with those family members, travel, walk the dogs (a lot!), ride bikes (a lot!) and become involved in the community good works he is passionate about.

His last day is Aug. 26.

Watch Tim Ryan Through the Years