WDAF-Fox 4 had been searching for a replacement for morning meteorologist Don Harman for nearly nine months and had at least three meteorologists in the spot during that time.
Now, after the long search the station has decided to insert its current meteorologist Karli Ritter into the position. Harman committed suicide in November 2011.
Replacing Ritter at the 9 a.m. and noon weekday newscasts will be Michelle Bogowith, who has been doing the weather at KOMU-TV8 in Columbia, MO since 2007. KOMU is an NBC affiliated owned by the University of Missouri and operated by the Missouri School of Journalism.
Bogowith will start September 10. She graduated from the University of Missouri as a double major with a Bachelors degree in Meteorology and Communications in 2008. In December 2011 she received a Masters in Meteorology.
Ritter joined the station in March of 2007 after working in Sarasota, FL and Montgomery, AL. She received her meteorology degree from Florida State University.