News 8 bids farewell to General Manager Louie Gattozzi

A farewell party was held by a group from News 8 and News 8 friends on Wednesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - News 8 is bidding a fond farewell to our General Manager, Louis Gattozzi, this week. 

Wednesday night, a group from the News 8 team, along with News 8 friends, gathered at the Irondequoit Country Club to send Louie off properly, with plenty of compliments. 

In town to help in this effort, is Perry Sook, the founder of our parent company, Nexstar.

Sook brought Louie on during the fledgling years of Nexstar, a company that has grown from one station to 171 in 100 TV markets. 

"Louie has had a front row seat for that and has always been a great, great partner and super General Manager, involved in his communities, whether in Erie, Altoona, and Rochester," said Perry Sook. "And he's always done what I've asked him to do, so I couldn't have asked for a better partner than that."
 
Wednesday, Louie took the microphone himself and interviewed the President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Tim Busch. 
 
"Here we are 10 years later and I can't think of a better, more fitting, departure for your career than right here in this great town, running this great team and great group of people," said Tim Busch. "The best move I made. A great general manager."
 
Louie is a friend to all, well read, and nobody can turn a phrase quite like him. 
 
Everybody at News 8 wishes Louie and his wife, Susan, many wonderful years post TV, and thank him for everything he has done.
 
 
 

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