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Today Show anchor Mike Leonard announced his official retirement from broadcasting this week, capping an impressive 32-year career in TV journalism.

His family at the Today Show bid him farewell in a special tribute.

The Hollywood Gossip

He announced his retirement with an tribute to a not-so-ordinary person in his own life – wife Cathy – who has inspired him "to see the beauty in our everyday existence.”


"Your stories… are a microcosm of you," said Matt Lauer.

"They all have incredible heart, they’re told with kindness, and hope, and modesty. They are understated and yet so powerful, and that is you in a nutshell."