Why did Liberte Chan leave KTLA News? Where is she going next?

Iram Sharifah Khan February 22, 2021

Why did Liberte Chan leave KTLA News? Viewers have become aware of meteorologist Liberte Chans’s absence from the Weekend Morning News and have been wondering why. We have the answers.

Why did Liberte Chan leave KTLA News?

KTLA, virtual channel 5, is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Los Angeles and owned by Nexstar Media Group.

News anchor Liberte Chan has announced she is leaving her job as a meteorologist at KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News.

Chan posted a clip on Instagram in which she says her final goodbyes to KTLA and her colleagues while explaining her reasons for leaving.

She states: “I’ve always made it my goal to spend my short amount of time on this planet doing things I’m passionate about.

“Nowadays, I want to do things that fulfil me. I want to focus on people I love and create experiences that bring me joy.”

During the nine-minute video, KTLA looks at her best moments and celebrates her time with the station as a meteorologist:

While she is leaving her role as a meteorologist, Chan will remain with KTLA, working part-time for lifestyle show LA Unscripted.

KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News took to Twitter to say a final goodbye to Chan:

What next for Liberte Chan?

Chan posted one of her favourite stories that she has been working on for LA Unscripted:

In her spare time, Chan enjoys yoga, lounging and travelling.

LA Unscripted airs five nights a week, although Chan will only work part-time so she can spend more hours with her family and enjoying her hobbies.

Fan responses

Fans of Chan and KTLA have wished her luck for the future and are sad to see her go. Here are just some of the messages on Twitter:

Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.