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Andy Rooney will announce Sunday that he is leaving CBS' 60 Minutes, reports.

Rooney, 92, will deliver the news during his regular original essay feature — his 1097th essay for the program. 60 Minutes will also pay tribute with a segment looking back at his career.

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"There's nobody like Andy and there never will be. He'll hate hearing this, but he's an American original," said Jeff Fager, chairman CBS News and the executive producer of 60 Minutes. "His contributions to 60 Minutes are immeasurable; he's also a great friend. It's harder for him to do it every week, but he will always have the ability to speak his mind on 60 Minutes when the urge hits him."

Rooney, an Emmy-winning writer, has been a staple on 60 Minutes since 1978, though he appeared several times in the years before, including the first season in 1968.