CLEVELAND — He’s a legend in Northeast Ohio: Wayne Dawson!

We celebrated 40 years of Wayne Friday on Fox 8 News in the Morning.

He’s been gracing TV screens for the past four decades. We reflected on his amazing career, and he enjoyed a few surprises.

Kenny Crumpton took Wayne on a trip down memory lane and showed him some of the journalism tools used in the era that Wayne started in TV:

Kenny also surprised Wayne with a gift to go with his plethora of suits. Watch it below:

Roseann “Chic” Canfora from Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism stopped by the FOX 8 studio to recognize Wayne’s accomplishments over the years and to present him with a special gift basket:

Congratulations, Wayne on your amazing milestone! We are honored you are part of the FOX 8 family!