Her departure comes on the heels of longtime weatherman Joel Nichols’ leaving.
Teachman thanked her supporters on Facebook:
Good afternoon! Today is my first day back in the weather center after an extended break with family and friends. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you nothing but the best in 2014! This year will mark changes for me and my family. After January 31, I will no longer be a member of the KMBC weather team.
I have read many of the messages posted over the last week on Twitter, my personal Facebook page and even the station’s page. I am truly touched and appreciative of your support!!!
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 right here!
Karen Dillon, laid off by The Star last year, has landed on her feet. Bottom Line Communications reports she’s been hired by KSHB. She’ll join the station’s excellent investigative team as a producer.
“From the moment that I was fired by The Star, Ryan Kath (investigative reporter) and Channel 41 came after me as though they were chasing a corrupt politician at KCI,” she told Bottom Line. “Ryan, myself, and the I-team are of like minds, I believe, and we won’t leave any stone unturned when examining government malfeasance and bad corporations.”
In other Comings & Goings news, longtime Kansas City Star features reporter Lee Hill Kavanaugh left the paper in November.
And Fox4 reporter Tess Koppelman hung up the mic after 12 years; she recently had a child.