Phil Riesen, KTVX-Channel 4 anchorman who is recovering after surgery Sunday for a brain aneurysm, was moved out of intensive care Thursday afternoon and into a private room at Holy Cross Hospital.

John Edwards, the station's news director, said early Friday that Riesen is making an excellent recovery considering the nature of the surgery. Edwards said Riesen was listed in stable and improving condition.Edwards said doctors have indicated Riesen may be able to go home next week and could possibly be back to work in a few weeks.