More Twin Cities TV reporters are leaving their jobs

KARE 11's Kim Insley was the first. More are following.

TV news in the Twin Cities will be looking quite a bit different from now on.

That's because of a shakeup in local news teams, which started this weekend with the announcement that Kim Insley had left KARE 11 – and continued Monday with the departure of Rachel Slavik from WCCO. 

This will be Slavik's last week at the CBS affiliate, the Star Tribune reports.

According to the paper, the reporter announced on Sunday that she "will still be finding and telling stories, just from a corporate perspective." No other details for her exit have been given, but it sounds like she's left journalism for a PR job.

Slavik, a native of Mound, Minnesota, has been with WCCO since 2010, according to her station bio.

Meanwhile, over at KSTP, Bill Lunn has announced he's stepping away from the prime-time anchor's desk, where he's been since 2009

In a Monday morning Facebook post, he said his "new assignment" will be as a field reporter, doing "special reports, investigations, and continuing to cover military and veterans stories and issues."

The announcement emphasized that he will still be working for KSTP. 

This follows the news that Kim Insley had been apparently let go by KARE after 24 years with the station. The reasons are still unclear, and some fans are puzzled by the "weird" wording of KARE's announcement on Friday. 

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