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ABC News' Ann Compton Set To Retire After 41 Years

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: ABC News correspondent Ann Compton attends the 70th annual Radio-Television Correspondents Association Congressional Correspondents Gala Awards Dinner at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC on June 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images) | Teresa Kroeger via Getty Images

ABC News' Ann Compton will retire in September after more than four decades with the network, Politico's Mike Allen reported Friday.

The veteran White House correspondent will have her last day on September 10th, the 41st anniversary of her very first day as a network correspondent in 1973. In 1974, Compton made her way into the White House and became the first female to cover the White House for a network news organization. Since then, she has reported for ABC News on every president since Gerald Ford.

Allen said that Compton will travel with President Obama one last time to the NATO summit in Wales before officially leaving her post.

“It’s just a good moment to go,” she told Allen. “It’s going to be a different business.”

Fans and colleagues of Compton celebrated her career on Twitter Friday after news of her retirement broke:

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