During the entire month of July, we are welcoming former employees, and putting them back in the saddle again for one day.
On Friday, our guest host for Seven News at Noon was Steve Mazure.
Mazure sat in that anchor seat for 32 years.
He covered the Silver Bridge Collapse, John Kennedy’s visit to Wheeling and the Farmington Mine Disaster.
“Actually in some ways it felt like I never left,” said Mazure.
Steve retired nine years ago.
“When I started I had hair and it was brown, but that’s changed quite a bit,” said Mazure.
He interviewed thousands of noon guests over the 32 years but remembers one in particular.
“The poor girl was absolutely as scared as she could be,” said Mazure.
So he got her through it, by pretending it was just a rehearsal.
“She said now when is this going to be on. I said it just was. She stood up and fainted right on the set. She fainted,” said Mazure. “And now I’m scared because I thought ‘oh my God, what did I do to this poor lady.'”
These days he follows the activities of his grandchildren, he’s active on boards and he emcees many shows and events.
“It’s my way to give back to the community, give back to the people that watched me,” said Mazure.
Speaking of those people, they were thrilled to see him back on the set Friday.
They texted, messaged, tweeted and called, all asking the same thing: Could Steve come back on the air?
“Maybe on a part time basis, maybe to help out, fill in, whatever,” said Mazure.
He says it was a memorable career.
“Great opportunity to meet wonderful people. Absolutely wonderful people. Wouldn’t give it up for the world,” said Mazure.
In October, you can see Steve as he emcees the Rock Roll And Do Wop Concert at the Capitol Theatre.
Stay with us on Flashback Fridays in July, as you get to see some of our former employees, back at work for a day.
Other Flashback Fridays: Stacy Rich Returns To 7News This Morning