"Friends, it is with a heavy heart to tell you that I am no longer an employee of WCCO," said Kim Johnson, announcing her unexpected departure from the Twin Cities TV station on Monday morning.
Circumstances of Johnson's departure haven't been announced, nor has a replacement for Johnson's anchor/reporter role at WCCO-TV. She has already been removed from the station's website.
"It has been a dream to tell stories of my hometown with my fellow Minnesotans for six years. I pinched myself everyday walking into that building and will continue to do so as I reflect on the privilege it has been to be a journalist at one of the best TV stations in the country," Johnson wrote in her announcement.
"I am not sure what my future holds but I have faith I will keep my chin up and be okay."
Bring Me The News has reached out to WCCO-TV for comment.
But Johnson told BMTN that WCCO said "they want to go in a different direction."
"I am forever grateful for the opportunities they have provided me and the friendships I have created with my coworkers. It’s been tough not being able to cover one of the biggest stories in my home state and am so proud of my colleagues during this time."