Katie Horner, one of the highest profile meteorologists in Kansas City media history during a career that spanned nearly 23 years with KCTV, has taken a new position in real estate with Reece and Nichols in Parkville.
“I am very excited to announce I have been asked by the number one Real Estate team in the Northland, Wolfe-Sweeney at Reece and Nichols-Parkville, to join their team,” she posted on her Facebook page. “I happily accepted!”
Horner had been KCTV’s morning weathercaster until 1998 when she was made chief meteorologist. She often had been a lightning rod for criticism during her tenure at the CBS affiliate for her station’s “first on, last off” weather policy that often pre-empted popular programs.
She officially left the station in November 2011 and was replaced by Chris Suchan.
A single mother with two daughters, she graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Marketing/PR, and went on to get her meteorology degree from Mississippi State in 1995.
Horner follows in the footsteps of former award-winning KSHB anchor Sally Moore, who now sells real estate in KC.
“Do you need to be an Emmy Award winning investigative reporter to sell real estate? No…but it sure helps!” notes Moore on her real estate site with a slogan of “With Sally, expect MOORE!”