Darrell Patterson, longtime sports director on News Channel 9 (WTVC-TV), has announced he will retire with Dec. 12 being the last day he is on the air here.
He joined the ABC-affiliated television station in 1974 on a part-time basis. The next year he became a full-time sports reporter with the station.
In 2004, he was inducted into the Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, a news release said.
"Darrell's presentation has always been about more than just scores and highlights," NewsChannel 9 News Director Tom Henderson said. "He is a talented and enthusiastic sports storyteller."