Residents of Bend, Oregon, have seen Katie Zuniga begin her broadcasting career on KTVZ and grow from there. Now the skilled meteorologist is moving on to the next career step. After announcing she is leaving KTVZ, Katie Zuniga wrapped her last day at NewsChannel 21. Her regular viewers still want to follow her career. They want to know where she is heading next and if she will remain in Bend. Find out what Katie Zuniga said about her departure from KTVZ here.
Katie Zuniga Bids Farewell to KTVZ
Katie Zuniga’s initial career was as an event planner. She ran an event and wedding planning business full-time from 2004 to 2015. Her earliest broadcast experience occurred when Zuniga used her event-organizing expertise to produce a wedding planning segment on KATU ABC 2 in Portland, Oregon.
After that, Zuniga attended Clackamas Community College in Oregon City and received a degree in digital media communications and journalism in 2017. That same year, she started her career at KTVZ in Bend, Oregon.
Zuniga was an intern at first and advanced to newscast producer, reporter, and anchor. She returned to school in 2019 and received a bachelor’s degree in geosciences and broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2022.
Since 2020, Zuniga has been covering weather on the evening newscasts. However, the meteorologist broke the news in the New Year about a new career opportunity.
Zuniga’s last day on the air on NewsChannel 21 was on January 6. After wrapping up her final weathercast in Bend, she is heading to Portland.
She revealed on social media that she accepted a job with the weather team at KPTV FOX 12 in Portland. She starts there later this month and is yet to give details.
Katie Zuniga expressed gratitude to her colleagues at KTVZ and the Bend community for their support in the past half-decade. While they were sad to see her go, her viewers wish her well.