Rebecca Gannon is leaving Kansas City ABC affiliate KMBC and the television business, according to Bottom Line Communications.

Gannon, who joined KMBC in February, details the decision to leave the television news industry on her website:

I have lived and loved the journalism industry at a very interesting time.  I’ve covered hurricanes and homicides, happiness and hatred.  You invited me into your homes via your television and your computer.  Thank you. I have some fantastic stories that never made it on air, and some even better stories of the people with whom I’ve worked.  I regret not telling all those stories.

This business is a fickle one.  I have seen very good people fail in this profession, and I have seen people with minimal talent and work ethic rise to the top.  Read more