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.