Eric Knecht, sports anchor at KSNF for the past 15 years, signed off for the final time Friday night.
Knecht, a Shelbyville, Indiana, native, came to Joplin after stints as a producer at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana, and as a sports reporter at KTEN in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
"KSN gave me the opportunity to be a sports anchor," Knecht said, "and I could not have made a better decision."
Knecht thanked the coaches, athletes, referees, officials, umpires and school officials for making his time in Joplin so enjoyable.
"Thank you so much for being so good to me."
Knecht thanked all of those who work behind the scenes at KSN and ended by saying, "Thank you so much to the Four States. It has really been a pleasure for me."
Knecht said he was leaving to explore other business opportunities.