The two work on the station’s investigative franchise “Problem Solvers”
KJRH news director Susan D’Astoli told TVSpy, Knutson is taking a job in academia which will allow him more time to coach his son, who D’Astoli said is quite an athlete. “We hate to lose him,” said D’Astoli. “But we fully support his desire to be with family. Pete’s last day is actually today.”
Lowry will be with KJRH until the end of December. “She too has decided her priority is family, and being there for school, after school and extra-curricular activities,” said D’Astoli. “Again, we hate to lose Michele, but support her desire to be there for her children. “
D’astoli told TVSpy the “Problem Solvers” franchise will continue despite the loss of the two reporters.
Knutson has worked at KJRH for more than 16 years. Lowry has been at the station since 2003. She has also worked in radio and television stations in Rogers and Fort Smith, AR, Joplin, MO, and KOTV in Tulsa.