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.