I knew the day would eventually come. I didn’t think it would be this soon, but alas my time has arrived.
At the end of this week, I will be packing up my things and hitting the road to Lexington, Kentucky. I have accepted a position at the CBS affiliate, WKYT, as a Meteorologist and producer.
As many of you may know, I was recently engaged, (to a former Abilene reporter as luck would have it) and for the past year we have been in a long distance relationship. This opportunity will bring my fiance Tim and I back together, thankfully in the same state. Professionally, it will also be a new challenge for me, as I will be taking on a new role as a news producer.
I cannot tell you how much I will miss everyone in Abilene.
To my church family at the River of Life, you guys have become my home away from home and I am not the same person I was the first time I walked through your doors.
To my Emmaus friends, who I had the pleasure of spending an entire, amazing weekend with, you will forever be in my hearts (Whoop Sarah Table!)
To my girls/guys at Schlotzskys, thank you for letting me bug you almost everyday for lunch. You were such a breath of fresh air each afternoon! I will miss your smiling faces!
To the countless guests who have appeared on KTAB 4u that I’ve gotten to know over the past year, you guys have made my job so easy and so much fun. I will truly miss the time we got to spend together. Your bright and smiling faces were the highlight of days!
To Mrs. New Mother Julia Hurt, who I had the pleasure of sitting beside every afternoon for a year! Thank you for being such an amazing and inspirational person to work with. You are going to be, and already are, a fantastic mother and I can’t wait to see what God does next in your life! Thank you for always being there for me during the bad days and making me laugh during the good ones!
To the dozens of reporters, anchors, photographers, news directors, sales representatives, and production crews at both KTAB and KRBC that I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the past two years, thank you for putting up with my craziness, and for making work seem less like work.
To my fiance, who helped a new reporter find her stride and stuck with me through the distance, I love you! I am so excited to start this next chapter in our lives and can’t wait to see where God will take our story over the next two years!
But most of all, to you the viewers. I want to thank the people who have stopped me over the past year, simply to tell me they’ve enjoyed watching the show or what a great job I’ve done, and the viewers who have reached out on Facebook to offer their support and feedback on everything from weather to the show… I can never truly express how much you have meant to me during my time at KTAB.
I can honestly say KTAB has the best viewers in Texas! You all have been so friendly and forthcoming, and I will miss every single one of you. Even through some of the more stressful days, I have LOVED coming to work each day and putting together a show for you.
I hope you will continue to follow my journey, even in Kentucky. I have total confidence that KTAB 4u’s new host Matthew Torres will continue to keep the show current and clued in… live and local… and of course, as it has always been, all for you!
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” -Jeremiah 29:11