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Meteorologist Lisa Teachman leaving KMBC, Channel 9

Updated: 2014-01-16T21:04:39Z

By TIM ENGLE

The Kansas City Star

KMBC, Channel 9, will soon lose another weather forecaster — Lisa Teachman, who’s been with the station almost seven years, has announced that her last day will be Jan. 31.

The news follows the surprise Dec. 31 departure of sunny morning weatherman Joel Nichols, who had worked at KMBC 25 years.

Teachman posted the news on both her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“This year will mark changes for me and my family,” Teachman wrote on Facebook. “After January 31, I will no longer be a member of the KMBC weather team. …

“For nearly 7 years at KMBC, I have dedicated my career to providing an accurate forecast and always being there when times were the toughest. The biggest stories of my career happened here at KMBC, from covering my first tornado in Kirksville to being on the ground within hours of the Joplin, Harveyville and Wichita tornadoes.

“Thank you for your continued support! I will let you know the next stop on my journey.”

Neither Teachman nor KMBC’s news director could be reached for comment.

Teachman, who signs her Facebook posts “Teach,” grew up in the Wichita suburb of Haysville, Kan. She has appeared primarily on KMBC’s weekend newscasts since joining the station in April 2007.

Her exit will leave Channel 9 with just two meteorologists, Bryan Busby and Erin Little. Pete Grigsby, a former KMBC weekend meteorologist, has been pinch hitting of late.

To reach Tim Engle, call 816-234-4779 or email tengle@kcstar.com.

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