TEN’s newsman with the unmistakable name and the equally distinct delivery, Harry Potter, will work his final shift with the network on Christmas Eve.
The veteran reporter will focus on addressing a resurgence of bowel cancer, first diagnosed five years ago.
Potter, 69, has just finished five rounds of chemotherapy but promises not to dwell on his medical challenges.
“I like to think I’m in remission now but, as the oncologist said to me, ‘Your definition of remission is a bit different from ours,'” he said.
TEN News chief Jim Carroll praised Potter, who joined the network in 1978.
“Plenty of times Harry has seemed to know more about a crime than the police,” he said.
“He’s a one-off.”
Potter will remain a consultant to TEN.