Today: KCTV’s Katie Horner Not Just On the Exit Ramp, She’s on the Party Train!

Sometimes stories rise from odd and unusual circumstances…

Take the latest on fading fast, KCTV weather wonk Katie Horner. I was recently asked to profile her for a local magazine. Nothing controversial, mind you, quite the opposite as a matter of fact. So I made several attempts to contact her at Channel 5 and at what I believed to be her home phone number.


After not hearing back for more than a week, I thought the better of it and given the rumors that KCTV was not renewing her contract, left her a couple messages assuring her that there was no connection whatsoever to her leaving. That the story I wanted to write would be a little lively, but in no way a "Katie Is Getting Fired" affair.

Still nothing.

So on I moved where the profile was concerned, but my curiostity was piqued; why wouldn’t Katie call me back?

A little digging was warranted. So I poked around. Hmmm, there’s a "Save Katie Horner" page on Facebook. To go with all the Katie Horner scares me and fire Katie Horner pages. Only 31 fans, though.

Sounds about right.

"The people who complain about her are the same people who get sucked out of their house because they werent paying attention," offered Horner fan Arthur Floyd. "Katie is a goddess trying to keep us mere mortals safe."

Then it happened, I struck gold.

I stumbled onto Horner’s unprotected, personal Facebook page. A page that not only revealed that the two-time wife and mommy was divorced and single again, but was maybe in full scale party mode.

Horner must have protected the page as I couldn’t scare it up for the liefe of me yesterday. Until I found a link on KMBC weather wonk Bryan Busby’s page this morning.

I can pass along a flashback regarding the now-former Mr. Horner from my column of October 5, 2003:

"About KCTV weather wonder woman Katie Horner’s bambino-to-be with new hubby, Frank Armato. Here’s a scoop for you, Horner hollers. His dad is delivering the baby. "I just figured you couldn’t get a doctor to care more for a baby than his own grandfather," Horner told me. That would be North Kansas City Hospital ob-gyn David Myers."

I remember a number of women at the time being creeped out by the thought of a father-in-law delivering his son’s wife’s kid, but what the heck. It’s a brave new world out there – even in 2003!
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16 Responses to Today: KCTV’s Katie Horner Not Just On the Exit Ramp, She’s on the Party Train!

  1. smartman says:

    Party Time
    Single, in party mode? This is the perfect story for Glazer to track down. Never send a boy to do a mans job.

  2. Cliffy says:

    Katie’s too old for Glazer. But then, so is Miley Cyrus.

  3. Jim says:

    Not For Glaze
    Cliffy, don’t forget white and educated. That’s 3 strikes. She has no shot with Glazer.

  4. smartman says:

    Good point so maybe Craig is just used for the hunt but not the kill?

  5. Craig Glazer says:

    Now Thats Funny Guys
    And not in bad taste, for once. Strange tale Hearne. So between the lines (not those lines) you are saying Katie runs around hard? Are we to believe she is being let go cause she is too wild? Is that it?

  6. Cliffy says:

    The suggestion that he would like to bed down a teenage girl is not in bad taste. Only Glazer.

  7. Hearne Christopher says:

    I wouldn’t say that hard – not by your standards. But I did run into her a little over a year ago fairly hammered in the basement of Plaza III

  8. Harry Bulls says:

    Exactly how is she in party mode?
    She is single, yes, but is she running around with legs spread or something?
    So what, you went to her facebook page… oh no! She is wearing huge sunglasses and puckering her lips! That floozy!
    Post when you get herpes from her or something… this was a waste of time.

  9. CMac says:

    I wonder if she wears a bike helmet when getting pounded…

  10. smartman says:


  11. Hearne Christopher says:

    Uh, will do

  12. Craig Glazer says:

    I’m Convinced
    OK, OK, I will ask her out. I wish I had asked Holly Starr out years back. It wouldn’t have worked out but she is a sweet girl. Katie, just don’t know. I will let you know if she is game. I mean will go out.

  13. john says:

    Did Katie just get her lips pierced? If not, then that Facebook photo of the girl in the hoodie and sunglasses ain’t her.

  14. Ken says:

    When and where was that photo of Katie taken at? Can you tell us?

  15. Katie says:

    I messed around on my husbandi
    At the time i was married to Frank Armato I had three affairs.

  16. Katie says:

    and an affair at 5; that is why I was fired.

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