IRIS HERMOSILLO LEAVING KCTV

JohnLandsberg
November 15th, 2012
Iris Hermosillo

Iris Hermosillo, who joined KCTV as a weekend morning meteorologist and general assignment reporter in August 2009, has taken a new TV position in her hometown of Phoenix, according to a source at the CBS affiliate.

It was not revealed what station she will be joining.  Her last day on-air at KCTV will be Nov. 17. (Update: Hermosillo will be joining KNXV.)

In addition to her other duties, Hermosillo was also the co-host of the newly created show “Que Pasa, KC” aimed at the Hispanic community.  Station officials have said the show will continue without her.

Hermosillo’s distinctive uber-Hispanic sign-off on her stories rivaled that of former KMBC anchor Maria Antonia.

Prior to joining KCTV5, she worked at KSNF-TV in Joplin, MO,  as weekend meteorologist and general assignment reporter.

Some of her most memorable broadcasting experiences include assisting the Chief Meteorologist at KSNF through wall-to-wall coverage of a severe weather outbreak which spawned an F4 tornado. Also, while on assignment, she was tasered by a local sheriff’s department for a story.

She studied Broadcast Journalism and Spanish at Arizona State University and received a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Hermosillo was born in a small town in Mexico, but was raised in Phoenix.

She underwent a major weight loss challenge earlier this year.  Below is her “before” photo before dropping about 50 lbs from the KCTV site.

9 Responses

  1. Rick Nichols says:

    PHOENIX WEATHER BORING
    But I just heard her the other day on the radio (Oldies 95?), and by the time I get to Phoenix she’ll probably be married (if she isn’t already). Besides, the weather in Phoenix is, well, just so boring except for those occasional massive sand storms. Oh, what the heck! Life goes on.

  2. UBER-NORDIC SIGNOFF
    “Hermosillo’s distinctive uber-Hispanic sign-off…”

    Yup. I’m going to miss that young lady.

    But in the interest of diversity, KCTV now needs to hire someone with an distinctive uber-Nordic sign-off.

  3. Mike says:

    TAKING VETSCHER’S PLACE?
    Interestingly, I see that former KCTV reporter Tim Vetscher is leaving Phoenix to move to Orlando.
    Maybe that’s where this job is..

    • ihEARDtHAT says:

      TIM TO TULSA
      Just saw this on Tim’s twitter account:
      First marriage then…new job! I’ve accepted a job as Managing Editor at @KJRH2HD in Tulsa, OK. Really excited but gonna miss AZ!

      Looks like Tulsa is Tim’s new home, not Orlando.

  4. Leslie says:

    GOOD LUCK IRIS
    Good luck Iris! Glad you got out of there on your own. I stopped watching kctv5 after Matt was let go, but I did watch on Saturdays to see you and Gary (at the zoo).

  5. Rudy Garcia says:

    WILL MISS IRIS

    Sad to see Iris leave. Will miss her weather reports and watching her on Que Pasa. Best of luck Iris on your new chapter in your life.

  6. ihEARDtHAT says:

    PHOENIX NEEDS ‘WEATHER GUESSER’
    The Phoenix ABC station just dropped one of their weather guessers so that is the presumed spot for Iris. We have not heard about Tim Vetscher’s departure so I would think it unlikely that she would be taking a field reporter position rather than the weather position.

  7. LAC says:

    REPORTERS LEAVING KC
    Just amazing that so many many reporters and
    others leave this town after, mainly short stays ! Just HOW BAD is TV management here ?

    That question must be answered, I can’t remember how many fireld reporters have left KC, some after only after a couple months !

    Amazing, must be AWFUL management here !!!!!!

  8. George L. Vega Sr says:

    HAVE FUN
    You will be missed. I had the pleasure meeting you at the Harley-Davidson Plant during the Open House Event. Have fun in Phoenix.

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