“For nearly four decades, I’ve met you right here, usually at 6. Boy, we’ve seen a lot of change over those years. But, we have to stop meeting this way,” Stogner told viewers. “I am sure that in recent months, you’ve noticed a change in my voice, my speech slower. Many of you were kind enough to email me ideas about what it might be, or just to show concern, and I truly appreciate that.
"As it turns out, I have ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease," he continued. "Some of you may remember me taking the ALS ice bucket challenge back in the summer … Little did I know, it was about to change my life. There is no cure. My career in broadcast journalism is coming to an end."