Hearne: The Katie Horner Dilemma; Weather Channel or Quietly into the Night?

The odds of storm siren Katie Horner leaving KCTV for the joys of motherhood? Slim to none…

Oh, that’s what the station said in its wondrous press release about Horner leaving. That Horner “feels she needs some additional time with her young daughters."

While that may be true to some extent, come on. Clearly, Horner likes cashing paychecks as well – who doesn’t?

If Horner has nothing to hide why isn’t she returning calls?

To elaborate on the joys of stay-at-home motherhood. She didn’t return mine for a pretty benign profile in The Hills magazine. Nor did she the Star‘s, for a news story about her leaving KCTV.

Horner’s newly-minted divorce and penchant for partying is one thing, but if all’s truly well, why not face the music?

So yeah, at this stage of the game, Channel 5 will likely try to save face and have a little fun with Horner’s departure. Like she could host a Halloween bash for frightened viewers at the Sandbar in Lawrence. The "home of the hurricane," downtown dive that puts on scary indoor tropical storms every hour on the hour.

And while a six to twelve month non-compete claus and going-away paycheck probably insure Horner won’t be taking any parting shots, inquiring minds still want to know, what’s next?

I mean, what’s really next?

"A friend of mine in Atlanta at Weather Channel says Katie Horner may be headed that way," says a local tipster. TBD by Labor Day.

Other area meteorologists say they’ve heard that rumor but aren’t buying it.

"I’d be totally surprised and shocked that she would do that," says one media professional. "The Weather Channel thing would be shocking to me because they don’t pay very much and she’s on her way to being 50 years-old. I don’t buy it."

Industry estimates that Horner is taking down around $225,000 per year could be a major sticking point.

"CNN meteorologists make about half of that," says a source.

Stay tuned…

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17 Responses to Hearne: The Katie Horner Dilemma; Weather Channel or Quietly into the Night?

  1. lstone221@att.net says:

    Why would she?
    “If Horner had nothing to hide, nothing to fear, why isn’t she returning phone calls?”

    Why would she? You basically called her a drunk in the last post.

  2. gerald bostock says:

    tabloid taunting
    Ii was afraid this behavior would disappear with the demise of News of the World, but I underestimated the journalistic “values” of H.C. Jr.

  3. Cliffy says:

    Hearne … I don’t think that’s really a pic of Katie.
    The one with her in the shades and hoodie. Every time it’s appeared on here I’ve thought it doesn’t look much like her. Sure it isn’t this Katie Horner on MySpace?
    http://www.myspace.com/48852411

  4. d says:

    wow
    I have been wondering why you posted a chick with a lip piercing on your last couple Katie stories. It looks nothing like her.

  5. smartman says:

    Katy-Katie-Kaytee
    C’mon if they can still chalk up Diane Sawyer at 70 or whatever she is so she still looks HOT Katie’s got another 20 years in her.

    For my money I’ll bet she’s enlisted one of those upscale dating/match-making services to find her a Sugar Daddy.

    I’m thinking a semi-retired hedge fund manager with places in Santa Barbara and New Haven.

    She can have her low pressure system slowly drop down on his mid-section and create an upper atmosphere disturbance that’s capable of creating lot’s of rotation followed by eruptions of moisture over his southern section

    Weather ain’t that damn hard anymore. It’s a $75K a year job at best.

    Or she could do weatherinthenude.com as a subscription service and probably knock down half a million a year from the confines of her basement. Sign me up for a Premium Membership.

  6. Spacehog says:

    It isn’t her.
    “The one with her in the shades and hoodie. Every time it’s appeared on here I’ve thought it doesn’t look much like her. Sure it isn’t this Katie Horner on MySpace?
    http://www.myspace.com/48852411

    Much like it took Hearne over a year to figure out how blogs work (and he has figured it out now), he still hasn’t mastered the simplified art of memes. Some chick was making fun of her by posting that pic. Why Katie thought it was funny to post on her now restricted Facebook page is another story I don’t know. Anyhow, it ain’t her. Double anyhow, I’m not sad to see Horner go away. If TWC is really her destination, she’s going to be in for shock about how she can do the weather. Which is as boring as possible in an Ohio accent.

  7. chuck says:

    Jesus this is funny.
    She can have her low pressure system slowly drop down on his mid-section and create an upper atmosphere disturbance that’s capable of creating lot’s of rotation followed by eruptions of moisture over his southern section.

    lmao!!

    🙂

  8. chuck says:

    That was so funny, I didn’t read the rest…
    “Or she could do weatherinthenude.com as a subscription service and probably knock down half a million a year from the confines of her basement. Sign me up for a Premium Membership”

    Jesus…

    lmao again!!

    🙂

  9. Tracy Thomas says:

    Well the bitch practically killed us all at Starlight 2nite!
    She blew this forecast, but UNDERESTIMATING the severity of the storm! i think this was her Richard Nixon revenge, as in “you’re not gonna have Katie Horner to kick around anymore”. (I think she leaves in less than 2 weeks.)

    So 7 songs into the play, Guys & Dolls, they stopped the musical telling a thousand plus people that “a small cell is passing through in 10 or 15 minutes, so just go stand under the brick covered areas. Well, it was not “small cell”, it was an hour’s deluge. I ran to the car (I still limp from a ladder collapse that trapped me last year and sent me to a nursing home for 12 weeks). The rain was so hard the wipers could not keep up, it was dangerous on 435, truck accidents, etc.

    I think of all the times that Katie has pre-empted programming–but tonight the local public was put in harm’s way from bad forecasting.

  10. smartman says:

    Ken Lay
    Sorry Tracy, but don’t you remember those old Enron commercials with the CEO in the bathroom getting ready to face the shareholders with the, “you just can’t predict the weather” line?

    Starlight is REALLY at fault here. Surely they have a private vendor someone gives them weather info. With all the lightning it could have been a real didaster. They should have told everyone to go to their cars and listen to whatever station they have a partnership with for updates. Bad on them.

  11. Cliffy says:

    Same thing happened last Sept at the Donald Fagen/Boz Scaggs/Michael McDonald show at Starlight … lots of thunder, lightening, etc. I had plenty of rain gear and storms don’t bother me all that much but there were some terrified people out there. The thing that really pissed me off was they shut down the bars during the rain delay.

    As I recall, there was a 30% chance of rain that night. Remember Lezak’s forecast for the Chiefs opener last year? Ask those who were at Arrowhead that night how that worked out. It’s impossible to forecast weather with any real degree of accuracy. It’s a crap shoot.

  12. Jim says:

    Weather-Guessers
    The same people that can’t get TOMORROW’S weather right are the ones predicting the Earth’s temperature in 50 years. LMAO! Fucking ridiculous. And a 10 day forecast? Please! Let’s work on getting TODAY right.

  13. PB says:

    BUKU!
    I don’t know about the hoodie pic, but that other Katie pic with arms and mouth wide open just lends itself to a photshop addition. Is she describing the weather or a recent oral encounter? God bless her.

  14. Hearne Christopher says:

    She didn’t return the calls prior to the last post. Try and keep up!

  15. Hearne Christopher says:

    Don’t make me hack your cellphone, gerald!

  16. Hearne Christopher says:

    A year to figure out how blogs work, huh? This ain’t a blog, dude. How long you been trying to figure that one out?

  17. Katie says:

    Truth
    I got fired. Plain and simple. I created too many problems at 5. And then I confronted Hearne at X-Tra Virgin and made an ass out of myself. I am getting treatment.

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