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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Investigative Reporter Carl Monday Leaving Channel 19, Hanging Up His Trench Coat ... For Now

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 2:47 PM

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The Dean of Cleveland's TV investigators, Carl Monday, has announced that after a decade working for WOIO Channel 19, he'll be signing off.

"It’s been a blast exposing government waste, consumer fraud, and corruption in Cleveland here at Channel 19," he said in a statement. "Yes, even the marathon edits, midnight surveillance and crazy confrontations. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible."

Scene profiled Monday in a 2016 feature story. He said Thursday that he has been working without a day off in between reporting jobs for 46 years, and that while he had originally planned to depart the station in March, the recent acquisition by Atlanta-based Gray Television "allowed [him] to step back a few months earlier."

That's a nice way of putting it!

This departure follows anchor Ramona Robinson's, who announced last month that she'd be leaving Channel 19 in the wake of the Gray takeover as well.

"As for the trench coat," Monday added, "it’s getting a bit nasty. Good time for a trip to the cleaners!" 

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