After 35 years on Today (65 with NBC), Willard Scott has announced plans to retire from the morning news show.

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Scott was tapped by NBC in 1980 to become the show’s weatherman, replacing Bob Ryan. He semi-retired in 1996, succeeded by Al Roker. Scott had worked his way up at the Peacock network after starting as a page in 1950 at WRC-AM, NBC’s owned-and-operated radio station in Washington, D.C.

Roker describes Scott as his “second dad”.

Scott’s final appearance will be Tuesday.