3:46 PM EST, December 21, 2011
We begin our countdown of the top news stories of 2011. Our number seven story seems quite appropriate for a man who spent three decades at News 7.
2011 saw a familiar face say goodbye to the anchor chair when Keith Humphry signed off for a final time in May.
Over three decades Keith's work took him from the anchor desk, to many places near and far.
Much of his time was spent covering court cases including the trial of Jens Soering in the 1980's
Keith Humphry wasn't afraid to ask the tough questions.
He was there at the opening of the Roanoke Regional Airport in 1989, and the re-opening of the Hotel Roanoke in 1995.
It was May 25 that Keith anchored his final newscast.
At last check Keith's doing well, relaxing and enjoying time with his family.
At a visit to the station we noticed he's even grown a beard.
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