By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City Hall paused Wednesday to congratulate a legendary radio reporter.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and staff took time out of their daily virtual briefing with reporters to honor WCBS Newsradio 880’s Rich Lamb.

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Lamb is officially retiring Friday after 50 years in the news business.

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Wednesday was his last mayoral news conference. He covered his first during the Koch administration 43 years ago.

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Lamb has worked with CBS2 on political debates, and we send him the warmest wishes and congratulations on his retirement.

CBSNewYork Team