DETROIT – Carmen Harlan's final day of news broadcasting for Local 4 was Friday.
She is heading off into retirement after 38 years at WDIV.
Over her illustrious career in journalism, Carmen has become an icon in Detroit. She will be dearly missed here at Local 4. However, you will be able to see her again when she returns to host America's Thanksgiving Parade.
You can see Carmen's highlights and special messages from prominent Detroiters below:
- PHOTOS: Carmen Harlan through the years
- Carmen Harlan's commentary on Kwame Kilpatrick
- Debbie Dingell's tribute to Carmen Harlan
- Rachael Ray wishes Carmen a happy retirement
- NBC News correspondent Anne Thompson celebrates Carmen's career
- Mildred Gaddis thanks Carmen for being a 'trailblazer'
- Thornetta Davis celebrates Carmen's career
- Lomas Brown wishes Carmen a happy retirement
- 1995: Remember the 'Carmen' talk show?
- Celebrating Carmen -- Early reporting days
- 'It didn't cross my mind that I'd spend 38 years at WDIV'
- Viewers, colleagues send Carmen Harlan well wishes
- Carmen Harlan honored by Detroit City Council ahead of retirement
- WDIV anchors Mort Crim and Carmen Harlan reflect on 16 'magical' years -- and one fight
- Carmen and Bernie go rollin' in the D
- WDIV VP Marla Drutz says goodbye to Carmen
- Ben Bailey says goodbye to Carmen
- Roger Weber's poem for Carmen's retirement day
- Alto Reed plays for Carmen on her retirement day