“We searched long and hard for the right person to join our team,” WKMG general manager Skip Valet said. “I am confident that we found that person in David Hall. He is a smart, strong journalist who enjoys communicating with viewers, and he is excited get to work in our community.”
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“Joel Nichols will be joining 41 Action News later this summer,” KSHB creative services director Randy Thurman said. “We are excited to have him on our team.”
Nichols worked at KMBC for 25 years before signing off in January. According to The Pitch, KSHB has been running promos advertising Nichols’ return (pictured).
A station spokesperson told TVSpy, Cho will be joining her fiance. Cho tells us she and her fiance, who also works in the TV, plan to stay in the industry and are fortunate enough to have other opportunities to explore.
Before coming to KMBC in February 2011, Cho worked at WJXT in Jacksonville, FL. Her last day is tomorrow.
“Neville loves weather…it’s his passion,” Sherrie Brown, KMBC news director said in a statement. “He’s so good at focusing on what people need to know and telling them in a clear and straightforward manner.”
The page, called “I Support Lisa & Joel!” has, at this writing, 776 members. The website’s mission is written on the page, “In case you haven’t heard, Joel Nichols and Lisa Teachman were forced from KMBC 9. The Mission of this group is to show support for Joel & Lisa.”
One commenter wrote, “It was a pleasure getting to know both Lisa and Joel!! Half my life was spent watching Joel. Lisa is a grade A professional!! I will miss them both!!”
TVSpy has asked for KMBC’s reaction to the page. We will update when we hear back.
Henry announced on Twitter she’ll be working for Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC, “I’ll be going home in March! I’ve accepted an anchor/reporter position w/ KMBC in KC! Big thank u to all of u who made OKC home for me.”
Before working at KOKH, Henry worked at KTVO in Kirksville, MO.
I’ll be going home in March! I’ve accepted an anchor/reporter position w/ KMBC in KC! Big thank u to all of u who made OKC home for me
— Kisha Henry (@KishaHenry) January 13, 2014
“This year will mark changes for me and my family,” wrote Teachman. “After January 31, I will no longer be a member of the KMBC weather team.”
Nichols celebrated 25 years with KMBC in June. According to Bottom Line Communications the sticking point was that the station wanted to move Nichols to evenings but Nichols wanted to stay on mornings.
“I would just say we didn’t want this to happen,” Brown told The Pitch. “We did everything we could to keep him, but in the end, it was his decision.”
BLC is also reporting KMBC meteorologist Lisa Teachman‘s contract has not been renewed.
Teachman joined KMBC in 2007.
TVSpy has asked KMBC about Teachman. We will update when we hear back.
Evans posted the news to his facebook page, “I’m beyond thrilled to begin my career in my home market and less than 90 minutes away from my hometown. I look forward to learning from some of the same people I grew up watching and from some of the best reporters in Kansas City.”
Evans, who currently works at KOMU in Columbia, MO, told his facebook friends he starts as a nightside reporter until he graduates from the University of Missouri in December and moves to mornings.
“I’ve had the opportunity to share stories of triumph and tragedy while here in the Heartland,” he wrote on Facebook. “It’s bittersweet that I’ll be leaving KTVO in October … You’ve invited me into you homes every weekend giving you the latest on what’s going on in your neighborhood. I’ll miss sharing YOUR stories!”
Before joining KTVO in November 2012, Andrews worked as an associate producer and fill-in assignment editor at KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City.
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