Natasha Verma is leaving 9News: 'See you later, Colorado'

Amber Peake August 19, 2022
Natasha Verma is leaving 9News: 'See you later, Colorado'

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9News’ Natasha Verma, who has become a familiar face to viewers of the Colorado station, has confirmed she is leaving her anchoring duties. 

The morning anchor announced the news on Thursday (August 18) on air, with 9News viewers having since taken to social media to express their sadness that she is leaving. 

Verma’s departure sees her move on after just three years at the NBC-affiliated station. As viewers and colleagues wish her luck on her next steps, we take a look back on her career so far.

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Natasha Verma confirms she is leaving 9news 

On Thursday, 9News’ Natasha Verma broke the news to viewers that it was her last day at the Colorado station. 

Taking to both Instagram and Twitter, Verma revealed after three years at the station, she was stepping down from her anchor role as she gushed about how “grateful” she felt to have had the opportunity to be a part of the 9News team.

The anchor also confirmed the news on air as she thanked the 9News watchers and her colleagues for their support during her time there as she admitted her time there had flown by: “It is crazy how fast the years have gone by.”

Along with her announcement, the station also put together a montage of the anchor’s best moments throughout her time at the NBC affiliate. 

Following her posts on social media, viewers have wished the anchor well on her next steps as they express their sadness at seeing her go. 

One wrote: “Oh no! You always made my mornings a little brighter.” Another user echoed: “Best of luck in whatever lies ahead!” A third continued: “We hate to see you go! Be blessed in all you do!”

A look the 9News anchor’s career so far

Verma joined the 9News team in 2019 as she took on anchoring duties across the local station’s morning weekday news show. 

As well as sharing the latest news, the anchor also developed and launched her own weekly series known as The Warrior Way, which was broadcast every Wednesday. 

The series launched soon after her arrival at the station, and highlighted individuals in the local community who have overcome challenges and have gone on to guide and help others with their own struggles. Verma created the series following her battle with cancer, having been diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017. She is now in remission.

Before she became a familiar face to 9News viewers, Verma had stints at a few other local TV stations in Boston, Fort Myers, and New York.

The anchor is also an alumni of both The University Of Texas, where she earnt her bachelors in broadcast journalism, and Columbia University, where she graduated with a masters in the same topic. 

Verma is a co-founder of her own non-profit 

As well as her on-screen career anchoring, Verma is also a co-founder of the non-profit The Verma Foundation.

The foundation was launched by the anchor and her family in 2013. As explained on its website, it was initially founded to “inspire, empower and give hope” to individuals who were suffering.

Following the 9News star’s cancer diagnosis in 2017, the family launched its “Put A Cap On Cancer” program” which created cap wigs that had hair attached to the case of the hat.

Following her departure from 9News, while addressing viewers on air Verma revealed it was “not a goodbye, but a see you later.” She explained that in September, her family’s foundation would be hosting a fashion show fundraiser and that the Colorado station is the media sponsor for the event.  

She also detailed the fashion show event on her Instagram, as she revealed the show’s models would be cancer patients who are set to take to the catwalk with athletes and TV personalities by their side:

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at Express.co.uk as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.