Tim Cable signs off after 25 years at WJHL-TV - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Tim Cable signs off after 25 years at WJHL-TV

Posted: Updated:
  • Tim Cable signs off after 25 years at WJHL-TVMore>>

  • News Channel 11 to feature special Cable Country series

    News Channel 11 to feature special Cable Country series

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-07-24 17:07:23 GMT
    WJHL is honoring long-time employee Tim Cable by airing a special series called the Best of Cable Country.  Since 1987, Cable has reported on the people and places of the Tri-Cities. 
    Since 1987, Cable has reported on the people and places of the Tri-Cities. After 25 years, he has decided to step back from the television business.  "I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my career and I'm excited about the next challenge ahead."
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

    Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:25:46 GMT
    Sharon DaleSharon Dale
    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
  • Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

    Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:39:44 GMT
    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

Tim Cable anchored his final WJHL-TV newscast and reported his last edition of "Cable Country" on Wednesday, ending a 25 year run in local TV news.

"I just knew it was time," Tim said.  "After a lot of prayer and a lot of discussions with my family, I decided now was a good time."

Tim joined News Channel 11 in November of 1987 as a production assistant.  "My first day on the job, I ran studio cameras and loaded scripts on the TelePrompTer."    His background in radio prepared him for work in the news department where Tim soon landed a job as a general assignment news videographer and reporter.   But his skills at feature reporting quickly became clear.   "I just had a knack for it," Tim said.   "And I was fortunate to work in a place that let me be on air."

Two years later, Cable Country became a regular segment on WJHL-TV newscasts.   Over the years, Tim produced 2,970 segments about the people and places that make the Tri-Cities Region so special.   "It was always about the people," he said.  "They were what kept me going all through the years."

In addition to feature reporting, Tim anchored news, sports, and weather.   "I was willing to try it all, and I'm so appreciative that our viewers were willing to allow me into their homes."

Tim says he's still trying to figure out what's next.   "I know that God is in control," he said.  "He always has been, and he always will be."

Check out Tim's final goodbye on News Channel 11 at 6pm as well as a "web extra" video clip that didn't make it into the story.   We've also put together a photo gallery of Tim through the years.

Congratulations Tim!  We'll miss you.

 

Copyright 2013 WJHL.  All rights reserved.

 

  • 29 Virginia High Schools on Personal Finance Top-100 List

    29 Virginia High Schools on Personal Finance Top-100 List

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:32:06 GMT
    29 schools in the Commonwealth, including many in our area, ranked the the nation's top 100 best high schools for personal finance instruction.
    29 schools in the Commonwealth, including many in our area, ranked the the nation's top 100 best high schools for personal finance instruction.
  • Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office investigating juvenile death

    Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office investigating juvenile death

    Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office investigating juvenile death

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:50:58 GMT
    Deputies were called to Double Oaks Lane in the Burnt Chimney community, where they found a seven-year-old boy with a gunshot wound.
    Deputies were called to Double Oaks Lane in the Burnt Chimney community, where they found a seven-year-old boy with a gunshot wound.
  • Roanoke Police release pictures of suspects in armed robbery

    Roanoke Police release pictures of suspects in armed robbery

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:23:34 GMT
    Roanoke City Police continue to investigate the armed robbery that took place at Check into Cash on Valley View Boulevard last Tuesday, April 15th.
    Roanoke City Police continue to investigate the armed robbery that took place at Check into Cash on Valley View Boulevard last Tuesday, April 15th.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.