WRAL is reporting that longtime sportscaster and local broadcasting legend Tom Suiter is stepping down from the lead sports anchor spot.
Suiter's last telecast will be December 18.
Suiter will continue to host Football Friday, the station's weekly show about local high school football games. He will also continue to oversee the Extra Effort Award, given by WRAL to outstanding local high school athletes.
Suiter has been with WRAL since 1971.
Jeff Gravley will take over at the 6pm newscast.
Here's a nice interview Suiter did last month with Vype.