June 14th, 2012
Katie Horner

   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!”


2 Responses

  1. DR. Ernest Evans says:

    My congratulations to Ms. Horner, she deserves all the best!! As for her “alarmist” weather coverage, I suggest reporters interview the doctors and nurses in the hospital at Joplin who had five minutes warning that a massive tornado was about to hit them. Their opinion might differ from the TV viewers who get hysterical if they have to wait a few hours to see their favorite TV show. And, of course, let us not forget the “alarmists” who said that the Titanic was not “unsinkable.” Take care, Katie, you served our city well and we appreciate it!! Sincerely and Respectfully, Ernest Evans

  2. Meme Brenner says:

    So what happened to her real estate career? She’s here in St. Louis now and I suspect she’s got an untold story as to why she’s here. What made her pick up and leave KC after so many years? What made her leave an 18 year career and position as chief meteorologist to go to real estate only to leave that and end up as a “ordinary” weather forecaster underling? There’s got to be a story there somewhere that she doesn’t want anyone to know? Was she run out of KC on a rail? For my money, KC can have her back. I’m done with alarmist weather forecasters or one that doesn’t know when to “stop” bending her elbow which is the hint I got from a very reliable source.

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