Westlake High Grad Tom Beres Signs Off

beres-1After 37 plus years of covering Northeast Ohio, the last 18 years as the WKYC-TV’s Senior Political Correspondent, Tom Beres is retiring after an historic year covering a challenging and non-traditional election season.

Tom, a 1968 Westlake High grad, says “It’s been a privilege to have had such a long career at Channel 3, telling the stories of people, political players, issues and events here in my home town. After reporting on this phenomenal year for the city of Cleveland as well as this incredible election, it seemed a logical time for my walkoff.  I’m grateful to all the viewers who’ve watched our broadcasts and online coverage, and hope they found it worthwhile.”

U.S. Senator Rob Portman praised Beres in a statement last week. “I want to congratulate Tom Beres on his storied journalistic career. I will miss his voice in Cleveland. Tom has long been a leader in the Ohio press corps with his commitment to fair and honest reporting and unparalleled journalistic integrity. I wish him the best in his well-earned retirement, and I look forward to his future endeavors,” said Portman.

During his distinguished career, Tom won 4 Emmy Awards, was an active member of the Cleveland Press Club Hall of Fame, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and won a Best Broadcast Writing Award from the Associated Press.

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