Updated: March 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm
Matt Meister, chief meteorologist for KRDO-TV NewsChannel 13, is leaving the ABC affiliate to pursue a career with Falcon School District 49 as the district's director of communications, it was announced Monday.
Meister will continue to perform weather duties on KRDO’s 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts through May.
“All of us at KRDO NewsChannel 13 are proud of Matt’s career growth since he began working here,” said KRDO General Manager Tim Larson. “We wish him well in this career change that affords Matt a more traditional schedule and allows him to spend more time with his family.”
Meister has won multiple awards for his weather coverage and has been popular with viewers. He won a Colorado Broadcasters Association award as Best Meteorologist in 2011 and has earned several of The Gazette’s “Best Of” awards.
“I am honored to have been part of the wonderful team that is KRDO NewsChannel 13 for the last 12 1/2 years,” said Meister. “I wish this station and my colleagues continued success and I know they will perform to the highest level as they did during the recent fires and floods. I will cherish the friendships that I made and the time I spent here.”
Meister marks the third departure for KRDO this month. Earlier in March, the station cut ties with anchor/reporter Eric Singer and multimedia journalist Joe Dominguez left for a position in Greensboro.