Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Kalee Dionne to leave WFAA Dallas

Kalee Dionne announced she is leaving her meteorologist role at the WFAA 8 Dallas weather department and TV news in general at the end of 2021. Her last day was December 15, 2021.

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Dionne adds that she's leaving to spend more time with her family.

Here is a partial transcript of what she posted on Facebook:

"After a lot of prayers and soul searching, I have decided to step away from TV News.  It has been an amazing 15 years in the business, but I have decided to refocus what my passion is and put it into this new adventure (I will be announcing this soon!) 

I have been so incredibly blessed to live out my childhood dream of becoming a Meteorologist.  

I have been able to live in several locations, work with incredible people and get to experience things many people dream of doing.  So many of you helped shape my career and have made such an impact and I thank you for that."

Dionne joined WFAA 8 in December of 2019.

Before DFW, Dionne worked as a:

- Weekend morning meteorologist - NBC 5 Chicago WMAQ

- Morning meteorologist - 41 Action News KSHB / KMCI Kansas City, MO

- Morning meteorologist WIAT "Wake Up Alabama" - Birmingham, AL 

- Weather Forecaster - WCIA 3 Champaign, Illinois

- Weather Anchor/Reporter - WSIL 3  Harrisburg, Illinois

The Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and Mississippi State University grad also worked as a Student Reporter/Anchor/Weather Anchor for WSIU 8 Carbondale, Illinois.

Dionne said in her goodbye post that she will remain in North Texas.

*post updated

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