One of the most recognizable and liked personalities in the history of Lafayette television has announced he is departing his current job.

KLFY TV 10 personality Gary Arnold will be leaving the station after 42 years there.

He currently serves as hosts of both Passe Partout from 4:30am to 7:00am and Meet Your Neighbor at noon.

Before that, Gary anchored Eyewitness News at Six and 10pm. He's also served as an early morning and noon weatherman for the station. He is associate member of the American Meteorological Society.

Gary was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame and was awarded the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Award, which was given to him for more than 25 years of dedicated service in the broadcast industry.

This is what Gary had to say about leaving:

I have met so many wonderful people in this business, and for 42 years I walked into a job that I loved and enjoyed. I got to choose to leave and so I've decided that for my first week off with no time restraints I'm going to spend some time with my lovely wife Kaye. Life always goes forward, rarely backwards and now I'm looking forward to what the future holds.

From all of us here at Townsquare Media, we want to send our love and congratulations to Gary Arnold for a stellar career. You truly are one of the good guys in the business!