DIANE CHO TO SIGN OFF FROM KMBC

JohnLandsberg
February 27th, 2014
Diane Cho

The revolving door at Kansas City’s perennial ratings leader KMBC continues with the impending departure of Diane Cho, sources have confirmed to Bottom Line Communications. Her last day will be Saturday.

She will be leaving on her own accord and possibly joining her fiancee, who also works in television.

Cho, who joined the Hearst-owned station in February 2011, worked as a morning anchor until October 2012 when she moved to evenings as a reporter/anchor.  Sources at that time told BLC that Cho had a difficult time adjusting to the challenging morning news shift that started at 4 a.m.

KMBC, an ABC affiliate, has undergone a major transition in talent recently with the “retirement” of iconic anchor Larry Moore and the departure of 25-year veteran weather man Joel Nichols, and meteorologist Lisa Teachman after seven years.

Cho, who grew up in Orlando, came to the KMBC from WJXT in Jacksonville, FL.  A University of Florida graduate, she interned for Hearst television affiliate WESH-TV in Orlando, Fl., and also reported for WRDW in Augusta, Ga.

The popular site TV Spy featured Cho for her “impressive” batting skills during a live shot (below) prior to the July 2012 Major League Baseball All Star game held in Kansas City.

12 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    SOME THOUGHTS
    Henry replaces her at KMBC and maybe jones Flener. McDonnell has Weekend Evenings know. Harrison might add Saturdays to her Anchor Schedule. Hall might not be Anchor anymore. KMBC might have bought Ellen for 4pm. Scripps starting it’s own National programming at 4pm.

  2. John Altevogt says:

    SOMETHING IS AMISS
    What’s disconcerting is when i see Mike Mahoney doing stories one would expect to be assigned to a newbie and Kris Ketz, who I have great respect for, doing stories that are little more than innuendo. Something is amiss there, and it is clearly a leadership issue.

  3. Rumor Has It says:

    KMBC NEWS DIRECTOR SHOULD GO
    Rumor has it the news director is running everyone away and airstaff has had enough of this hack. There will be nothing left of channel 9 if the GM doesn’t fire this idiot news director. Unless parent company wants to destroy their number one status and cash cow.

  4. Matt says:

    AUGUSTINE
    Mark Augustine is still at KMBC.

  5. Wayne says:

    WHERE IS TEACHMAN?
    Where is Lisa Teachman? She is a sharp, intelligent meteorologist. She was at least as good as any on KMBC. I was surprised that KMBC would let her go. I am also surprised that there has been no announcement about her being added to another local station’s weather team.

  6. Clint says:

    I think Diane Cho is a good anchor and wish her the best in the future. I’m sure she’ll probably jump up a few markets with this move!

  7. ironhorseblues says:

    WILL MISS CHO
    I’ve always liked Diane Cho I will miss her. I’m not missing Ms. Teachman, I like her replacement Neville Miller. I’m liking Stephanie Ramos in the morning weekend newscast. It will be interesting to see how all the changes play out.

  8. VCT says:

    JOEL NICHOLS’ STATUS?
    Anybody know what’s became of Joel Nichols since leaving channel 9 ? I just got hip on Lisa Teachman going to channel 5 a few minutes ago.

  9. ScottTheDott says:

    TOO MANY NEW FACES AT 9
    I agree with the comments about channel 9. Every night I watch people whom I trust but there are too many new faces. I respect anyone who has the guts to stand in front of a camera but the new faces I see look a bit too eager or shall I say, taker their jobs too seriously namely Eli Rosenberg & Scott McDonald. They aren’t curing cancer but act as if they are, relax fellas.

    It does sound like a hot lack of leadership mess at KMBC, I’ve already started watching KCTV to see how they do, sorry KMBC, you’ve lost me.

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