BALTIMORE — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today issued the following statement upon the final nightly news broadcast of WBAL-TV 11 anchorman Rod Daniels, whose three decades on the airwaves distinguished him as the longest continually serving nightly news anchor in the Baltimore market.
“Rod Daniels has served the Greater Baltimore area as a trusted voice on WBAL-TV 11 for more than 30 years, and his steady and colorful reporting remained consistent and creative throughout. On the occasion of his final nightly broadcast, I would like to thank Mr. Daniels for his years of service, as well as for his dedication to bringing us the nightly news with a regular measure of hope. Rod Daniels was there for Baltimore through tragedies like the 9/11 attacks and all-too-recent riots following the death of Freddie Gray, and his exclusive coverage when the Roman Catholic Church named Baltimore archbishops to its College of Cardinals rightly received national awards. In fact, it was to Rod Daniels that Baltimore turned when it was time to host the welcome celebration for Pope John Paul II at Camden Yards, an enormous complement that underscores his contributions to our community.”