For Pete's Sake

Sports anchor Tom Martin announces he’s leaving KCTV-5

Tom Martin, a sports anchor and reporter at KCTV-5, announced Tuesday he is leaving the station at the end of August.

Martin, who graduated from the University of Missouri, started at KCTV in 2017 after stops in Buffalo, New York, and Lafayette, Louisiana.

“I grew up as an introvert and the prospect of a career in television stole that from me and again, I am just so grateful that I got to spend the better part of eight years doing what I always wanted to do: put on makeup to tell you how I feel about sports, minus the makeup,” Martin wrote in a Twitter post.

Martin said he is taking a job with a local marketing company that specializes in video.

Here are his posts announcing his decision:

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