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Chiefs QB Aaron Murray and KSHB’s Kacie McDonnell call off engagement

Kacie McDonnell posted this about 8 months ago with the description: “That’s my name, don’t wear it out! First pic in KC.”
Kacie McDonnell posted this about 8 months ago with the description: “That’s my name, don’t wear it out! First pic in KC.” Kacie McDonnell

And just like that, the Murray brothers are back on the market.

KSHB traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell told The Philadelphia Inquirer that she and Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Aaron Murray have broken off their engagement. Murray’s brother, Josh, and “Bachelorette” star Andi Dorfman, also announced about two weeks ago that they are no longer engaged.

McDonnell moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City in August to be with Murray. They began dating in 2013. The news comes just a week after she posted this all-smiles photo on her Instagram.

“I’m loving my career in Kansas City,” McDonnell told the Inquirer. “I’m really committed to being a part of this community for the time being. The engagement is off. I wish him the best, it’s best to part ways. I’m moving on with my life.”

McDonnell joined Channel 41 last September as traffic reporter. A station promo played off her name and her new city’s name (Kacie/KC).

She is primarily seen on KSHB’s pre-“Today” morning show, the lowest-rated of the network affiliate morning shows in Kansas City. But clearly Channel 41 wants to change that. In an anchor shuffle about the same time McDonnell started, Lindsay Shively replaced JiaoJiao Shen as co-anchor with Patrick Fazio.

KSHB’s news director said last fall that McDonnell had also expressed interest in reporting for other Channel 41 broadcasts.

McDonnell came to Kansas City after two years as traffic reporter at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, where she was also a fill-in anchor and did sideline reporting at Eagles games. She’s a 2012 graduate of Villanova University.

McDonnell has more than 87,500 followers on Instagram and nearly 60,000 on Twitter. If Twitter reaction is any indication, McDonnell has lots of fans in Philadelphia.

Josh Murray and Dorfman announced their split earlier this month after appearing together on a special live event before the season 19 premiere of “The Bachelor.”

They became a couple when Dorfman chose Murray over bachelor Nick Viall on last season’s “The Bachelorette.”

“After several months of being engaged and working on our relationship, we have decided that it’s best for both of us to go our separate ways,” the couple said in a joint statement.

“We are very sad that it has come to this point, but this is what’s best for both of us individually. We will continue to be good friends and have nothing but great things to say about each other and wish each other the best.”

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