ABC 6 News viewers have barely gotten over Laure Lee’s exit from KAAL-TV and now another beloved on-air personality is leaving the station. ABC 6 News meteorologist Chris Kuball also announced he will be leaving in a few weeks. Since the announcement, viewers want to know where Chris Kuball is going next and if he will continue in broadcasting. Read on to learn what Chris Kuball said about his departure from ABC 6 News here.
Chris Kuball to Move Back Home
While attending Iowa State University, Chris Kuball interned at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. He earned a bachelor’s degree in meteorology in 2007 before starting his on-air career.
Kuball moved to Rochester, Minnesota, straight out of college and has been with the KAAL-TV weather team since 2007. He started with weekend forecasts, moved to the morning show within a year, and has been the chief meteorologist since 2012.
Rochester’s favorite meteorologist covered the 2010 tornado, the 2013 snowstorm, the 2019 blizzard, and the 2021 Derecho and tornado. But after 15 years of being on top of the city’s weather conditions, ABC 6 News’ Chris Kuball is stepping away to move back home.
Chris Kuball experienced the Midwest’s severe weather growing up in Chariton, Iowa. As a young child, he was drawn to atmospheric conditions and saw his fair share of thunderstorms. The first time he saw a tornado, it had barely missed the stadium where an ISU football game was on.
He’s now heading back to his roots, which also comes with a less hectic schedule and more time for himself. Chris Kuball and ABC 6 News confirmed that he would leave the station at the end of May. His last day on air will be on May 30.
Kuball has accepted a position with Local 5 News at WOI-DT in Des Moines. He will be the ABC affiliate’s mid-day and 5 p.m. on-air meteorologist. That means no more early morning alarms for the weatherman and more time with his family.
On social media, Kuball expressed his gratitude to KAAL-TV, the parent company, and the people he met through the job. His colleagues also congratulated him on his next venture.
Even Laura Lee, whom Kuball gave a farewell to recently, also commended him for his next career move.