Rick Journey says goodbye to Good Day Alabama | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Rick Journey has said his last goodbye on Good Day Alabama. As the show came to a close on Friday morning, co-hosts Janice Rogers and Sarah Verser were in tears, overcome with the emotional parting.
Journey had been part of the Good Day Alabama morning team since 1999 and began his work at WBRC in 1992 when he became the Tuscaloosa bureau chief. Rick covered many big stories in his reporting at the station, such as confessed serial killer Eric Robert Rudolph and the 2002 Alabama governor's race that was too close to call for almost two weeks. He also covered the 2004 presidential election in Washington at the Bush-Cheney headquarters.
The farewell show included many guests that had become close to Journey during his Good Day tenure. Political analyst Dr. Natalie Davis said her goodbye after giving commentary on the latest political events and former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones came by to recall some of the big cases Rick has covered. Rick's son, Truman, helped Mickey forecast the weather and made sure to keep the weatherman on his toes when it comes to the random stuff kids say.
The show closed with Journey's co-host of 13 years, Janice Rogers, attempting to wish him good luck through a flood of tears. Co-anchor Sarah Verser joined Janice in tears and weatherman Mickey Ferguson brought some levity to the sorrow.
Rick says he looks forward to contributing to Good Day Alabama in a different form. He will be starting his own public relations-media relations consulting firm, Rick Journey 360 LLC.
"I will be teaching and working on issues and topics that captured my attention during my journalism career. I also look forward to continued broadcast projects," said Journey on his new endeavor.
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