I have been offered an exciting opportunity to work for a Fortune 500 company and I have accepted the position. This means I have decided to semi-retire from the television weather business. My last day at KFVS-TV will be Wednesday, June 22.
This decision has been extremely difficult to make and I would be lying if I said I would not miss the television business. I have been involved in television for 22 years and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
I have been fortunate to work at great place like KFVS-TV. I started my tenure at the CBS affiliate in Cape Girardeau, Missouri October 6, 1999. Who would have thought that a young, 24-year old right out of college would have stayed around for almost 12 years?!
I am also going to miss the weather side of television. I have looked at my meteorology career as just not a job, but as a passion and I hope it has come across that way. I have spent countless hours looking over data, putting together forecasts and presenting the forecast on-air and online. It has been fun. However, diving headfirst in to my career has also meant missing time with family and friends over the last 11+ years and I am looking forward to having “normal” hours.
Now, don’t fret. I am not completely leaving weather. I am going to continue my blog, “New at Dis Hour”, and my website. To access it, you will need to visit www.dissauer.com. I will continue to forecast the weather for southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and western Kentucky, especially when it comes to severe weather and winter storms. I will also be branching out and forecasting for the St. Louis metro area, central Indiana and other parts of the Midwest (including live streaming weather coverage during storms). There will be more announced later.
I am still going to be around on KFVS for a few weeks and who knows, maybe somewhere down the road you will see me on your television on the air telling you how many feet of snow will fall.