Life certainly is a series of strange twists and turns.
In October 2009 Bobby Totsch left KMOV in St. Louis to take over as Vice President and General Manager at Kansas City’s KCTV.
He immediately began making a series of changes at the CBS affiliate, including numerous changes to the morning anchor teams, bringing in sports staffers and creating new local shows.
However, none of the changes Totsch made rivaled the one when it was announced first on this site that he had been conducting secret focus-group tests across the country with potential weather candidates with a goal of replacing veteran meteorologist Katie Horner.
In November 2011, Horner who had been a fixture (and lightning rod for critics) at the station for 23 years, was replaced by Chris Suchan. In June of this year we announced that Horner was starting a new career in real estate.
And now it has been announced today that Horner will be back on the air as a meteorologist at none other than Totsch’s old station of KMOV-TV in St. Louis.
A University of West Florida graduate with a Meteorology degree from Mississippi State, Horner will be doing forecasts at noon and 5 p.m. starting January 7 at the CBS affiliate.
“I have spent 17 years studying, forecasting and helping people through every aspect of Missouri weather from ice storms, heat waves, floods and tornadoes,” Horner said in a news release issued by KMOV. “It’s an honor to join KMOV’s team of dedicated, skilled meteorologists led by Steve Templeton.”
“There are few people who have the credentials Katie will bring to News 4,” said Sean McLaughlin, executive news director at KMOV. “She is a severe weather expert and will bolster our already strong weather team.”