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Warner Saunders set to say farewell at WMAQ-TV on May 20

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Warner Saunders, a fixture in local television news for 40 years, won't return to his job anchoring the 10 p.m. news at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, a role he has been absent from since early March due to health issues. Instead Saunders will make a farewell live appearance on WMAQ's May 20th 10 p.m. newscast to say goodbye. The station then will air a tribute to Saunders on May 24th. WMAQ Station Manager Frank Whittaker was effusive in his praise for Saunders; "To recite all that Warner has done for NBC5 would take many pages; he has an amazing record of accomplishments." During the course of his career Saunders has won more than 20 Emmy Awards for news, sports documentaries, children's programs, talk shows and community town hall meetings.

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