Rebecca Gannon, who had just joined KMBC-TV9 as a reporter in February, will be leaving the broadcasting business to take a job outside of television.
Sources have told Bottom Line she will be joining Cerner Corporation.
Her final day on-air will be Friday.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, Gannon worked at the college-owned station for a year before heading to WBOC in Maryland for two years. She then moved to KWCH in Wichita as a reporter/anchor for five years before briefly joining WDAF-Fox4 as a per diem reporter for seven months prior to joining KMBC.
“This business is a fickle one,” Gannon wrote on he blog. “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.
“I am proud to say I never compromised my integrity for my career, but I have given up on a lot of things: sleep, privacy, and too often, my family.”
Gannon’s departure follows on the heels of veteran Maria Antonia (LINK) after 30 years, Nicole Erickson (LINK) after 16 years, producer Lisa Augustine after 15 years and a photographer who had been there about two years.
KMBC has long had a reputation for retaining veteran employees, but that trend seems to be changing. Stay tuned.