FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) – One of KCTV5’s most recognized broadcasters, meteorologist Gary Amble, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2022.
For nearly 30 years, Gary has guided our station in a leadership role through countless weather events.
Beginning January 17, Gary begins his transition into retirement and veteran meteorologist Erin Little will become lead meteorologist for our Storm Track 5 weather team.
Gary will continue to forecast on our weekday 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, and Erin will forecast the weather on our noon, 4 and 5 p.m. broadcasts.
“KCTV5 has long been recognized as a leader in news and weather coverage in KC,” said Andrew Stewart, Managing Director of KCTV and KSMO. “We are delighted to have Erin Little leading our Storm Track 5 weather team and celebrating next year working with Gary as he makes the well-deserved transition into retirement.”
Gary started with KCTV5 in June 1994. But he had several other stops along the way. He was the main weathercaster for WHO-TV in Des Moines, morning weatherman for KFDA in Amarillo, weekend weathercaster at KSNT in Topeka, and was chief weathercaster for Cable 6 in Lawrence.
“I feel truly blessed to be part of KCTV5 and leaving my colleagues is what I will miss the most. Experience is something you cannot teach, it takes time to acquire and Erin has invested her time,” Gary said. “Our schedules don’t allow for much (if any) time together, so I look forward to working more closely with Erin over the coming year during this transition. There is a lot of excitement in the weather office as we head into 2022.”
Erin is a familiar face to KCTV5 viewers, who have been waking up to her since 2018 on our weekday morning show from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. She’s been a morning TV staple in Kansas City for nearly 20 years. Originally from Kansas City, she is now raising her three young children in our beautiful city.
“Gary is a classy actor,” Erin said. “He is just as authentic in person as he is on TV every day on KCTV5. I have been blessed to learn from him over the past 4 years and am thrilled to continue to thrive with his leadership over the next year of transition. I look forward to growing with Kansas City again and serving our community in this new role. Exciting things are ahead for the KCTV5 Weather Team, and I’m excited to do part of this next chapter.
Please join us in congratulating Gary and Erin on a job well done! We’ll have a whole year to celebrate Gary’s successes and Erin’s new mission as head of our weather team.