Is Meteorologist Maddie Kirker Leaving WTKR? Why? Where Is She Going Now?

Maddie Kirker is the Meteorologist for News 3 at Noon and 4pm ( Source : Instagram )

Maddie Kirker, a weather forecaster for News 3 at noon and 4 p.m., joined the First Warning Weather Team in April 2019.

Amid this, she also worked as the weekend morning meteorologist at FOX21 News in Colorado Springs for three years before joining News 3.

Before reporting on blizzards and wildfires in southern Colorado, she spent three seasons covering tropical cyclones as the Morning Meteorologist at ABC15 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Meteorologist Maddie Kirker Leaving WTKR After Three Years Of Service

As meteorologist Maddie is leaving the channel after three incredible years of service, fellow anchor Blaine Stewart of WTKR addressed his final goodbye to her.

Stewart asserts, "Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when the person leaving is as thoughtful and intelligent as @MaddieKirker. Here is our farewell message for our friend and coworker as she and Chester, the Weather Dog, embark on their next exciting journey. "

Maddie with Chester the Weather Dog
Maddie with Chester the Weather Dog ( Source : Instagram )

Fans of the anchor also said their goodbyes beneath the post. One user, though, said: "They are sorely missed." May they both have a happy and prosperous future. "

One more adds, "Oh no. I will miss seeing them. "

The third user states, "I was wondering when she'd leave to go be with @ToddCorillo. In my head, I imagined them as a couple."

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Where Is Maddie Kirker Going Now?

In an Instagram post, Maddie told her followers to stay tuned as she would disclose where she and Chester the Weather Dog were going next. In a lengthy post on July 24, she gave her fans hints that she would leave the network. 

She is set off on a next big adventure
She is set off on a next big adventure ( Source : Instagram )

She writes, "Chester and I will leave @wtkr3 in just a few weeks." A remarkable three years have passed. From the seaside to the mountains and the seven cities in-between. The memories I've made here will forever hold a special place in my heart."

"If nothing else, know that Chester and I appreciate your love and support more than you ever know. Our last day will be Saturday, August 6. Stay tuned for where Chester, the Weather Dog, and I are headed next!"

Maddie Kirker Married With Husband?

It may be clear from scrolling down Maddie Kirker's Instagram profile that she is single and doesn't have a husband.

Even though Maddie hasn't revealed many details about her private life, she has shared a pleasant life event—watching her best friend get married.

Yes, you read that right. She shared a photo from her friend's wedding and Ksee24 anchor Jennifer N Ortega.

She writes, "We can't stop and won't stop!!" I LOVE YOU, @jennifernortega, so much. "

On March 23, 2018, she made a similar post, writing, "Posting this gives me so much happiness!! I love you, @jennifernortega, and I am so blessed to have been a part of your big day!! Oh - and you can take "Kirkertega" out of Mississippi but you can't take the Mississippi out of "Kirkertega."

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Wikipedia: She Hold A Degree In Broadcast Meteorology

As for her bio, Maddie began her career in 2011 at WCBI in Columbus, Mississippi, where she gained expertise as the weekend meteorologist tracking severe storms and tornadoes for two years.

With a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Meteorology, Maddie left Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, in 2011.

She joined the First Warning Weather Team April 2019
She joined the First Warning Weather Team April 2019 ( Source : Instagram )

Similarly, she participated in the forecasting team that won the Mississippi State Championship during her time in college and was recognized as one of the top undergraduate forecasters in the nation.

When Maddie is not working, she likes to go on vacation, go hiking, and work out with Chester, her Golden Retriever.

Chester visits schools, hospitals, and nursing homes as a therapy dog with the well-known Go Team Therapy, Crisis, and Airport Dogs Inc. and competes in agility.