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Amelia Earhart, traffic and weather reporter, leaving 9News to fly around the world

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KUSA 9News weather and traffic reporter Amelia Earhart, seen here in a photo illustration, has a famous namesake, and although she's not actually a descendant of the original Earhart -- a pilot who disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe in 1937 -- she's never shied away from the connection, both as an inspiration and as a way to drum up attention. Last August, Earhart announced her plans to re-create the first Amelia's trip, saying she'd be joined by another pilot, Arkansas businessman Patrick Carter, on a two-week, fourteen-stop flight, in a Pilatus PC-12.

The aircraft's manufacturer, along with Jeppesen and the Wings Over the Rockies museum, would sponsor the flight.

The story went national, landing in numerous newspapers as well as in People magazine, and scoring Earhart a segment on the Today show on August 2.

And this week, Earhart said on Facebook that the time has come to turn her dream into reality by leaving 9News: "Today, I make a major heading change," she wrote. "It's now time to go all in with my career in aviation, inspiration, and the Fly With Amelia Foundation. Now through June, my focus will be on flight training, planning, and preparation for the around the world flight. Beyond the global adventure, I have several opportunities to promote aviation, aerospace and the pursuit of passion and adventure.

"Just like flight itself, it is a calculated risk that I am willing to make," she continued. "My last day at 9News as a traffic reporter and weather forecaster will be April 11th. I will, however, be back occasionally on a fill-in basis. The amazing opportunities that I have had at 9News, the INCREDIBLE support from all of YOU, and the LOVE of my family and friends have all gone into this decision. Not a day goes by that I am not humbled by the encouragement towards this full throttle pursuit of passion!"

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ryan.nino303
ryan.nino303

Remember when she said she was related to Amelia Earhart for real? Hella funny. Then it came out she wasn't and she lied or something like that. Read the story a couple years ago. She seems cool though. I think she takes a lot of flack. Plus she is hotter than Kyle "Dog Face" Dyer. It would have been awesome to see her getting fingered at Shanahan's. Someone should have walked up and been like "You just got Shannahaned!!!" Besides how many women can honestly say an awesome steak doesn't get your motor running. Anyways, I give her a solid 8, would like to see her on the news again.

shutupoprah
shutupoprah

bye bye--won't miss your homely face

Drmrhorse Isme
Drmrhorse Isme

I wonder who they'll find to fill her stilettos.

Scott Mourer
Scott Mourer

why do you think they're sending her on a one way trip.

Davina van Buren
Davina van Buren

Is that her real name, or did she blatantly steal it from one of the most beloved female figures in history? If the latter, that is pretty rotted. At least be original. Next.

Mary Burk
Mary Burk

Good riddance. Never met such a fake person in my entire life. Bye. Don't come back this time.

WillieStortz
WillieStortz topcommenter

I once had the pleasure of sitting next to Amelia Earhart at a local steakhouse, as she was finger-banged by her boyfriend at the table. While I find her to be a sexy gal it was hard to concentrate on my dinner and date when she was moaning like a porn star. 


True story. 



The girl has some issues and needs to do a better job protecting her public persona.

Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams

wish you all the best i love Channel 9 gonna miss you

Ryk McDorman
Ryk McDorman

She left Denver once before & returned. Let's hope she doesn't make this a recurring habit.

Ron Chenoy
Ron Chenoy

FB You need a dislike button...!

Bill
Bill

9news is the TMZ of Denver TV -- about itself. It's all about the clowns it puts on its airwaves, the "look at me" and "look at the stupid stuff we do" on the air instead of reporting the news. Its "journalism" consists of "Amelia Earhart"* and Adele Arakawa's hair and Kathy Sabine's horses and Kyle Clark's bitching about snow on patio furniture. And Kathy Sabine never, ever EVER getting a snow prediction correct.


* Not her real name. Just something she dreamed up as a con job for all these many years to draw attention to herself and aided and abetted by the goofballs who lead this alleged "news" source.

Bill
Bill

9news is the TMZ of Denver TV -- about itself. It's all about the clowns it puts on its airwaves, the "look at me" and "look at the stupid stuff we do" on the air instead of reporting the news. Its "journalism" consists of "Amelia Earhart"* and Adele Arakawa's hair and Kathy Sabine's horses and Kyle Clark's bitching about snow on patio furniture. And Kathy Sabine never, ever EVER getting a snow prediction correct.


* Not her real name. Just something she dreamed up as a con job for all these many years to draw attention to herself and aided and abetted by the goofballs who lead this alleged "news" source.

Shawn Brndiar
Shawn Brndiar

Mark Kubrick is the absolute worst... Time to retire and move on... Kyle Clark is much better... At least he can get more than 1/2 a sentence out without tripping up his words

Sean Abeyta
Sean Abeyta

Wow. Just watch another news channel

Jay Wins
Jay Wins

I watched the ted talks on this. Awesome! !!

Monkey
Monkey

I'd be more impressed if she flew a Lockheed Electra 10, like Earhart used, even with modern avionics. A PC-12 is bad-ass, but the real Amelia disappeared in a twin prop. If you want to pay tribute to her, at least fly a similar plane. My guess is she doesn't have a twin prop rating, and she's too lazy to get one before the trip.

BTW, most the training for a twin prop is shutting down an engine and maintaing altitude and heading with only one prop. You must land multiple times with only one engine too. But come on, It's not that hard, and she would get much more respect from fellow pilots. 

Leah Ryan
Leah Ryan

^seriously? She is my least favorite.

Brad Wertz
Brad Wertz

now im sad:( only reason i watch 9 news.lol.

shutupoprah
shutupoprah

@BillKathy Sabin looks like a street walker--always has and always will--what's with her awful hair??


and that stupid "bringing clarity" sh**

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @Cognitive_Dissident 

I was being a smartass about here having the audacity to give herself the name she did and pretend she was doing something incredible. Really, she's just a media whore going the extra mile in being a media whore.

I'm not predicting she screws the pooch.

Your point dovetails nicely with that, though. Who was it, Chuck Yeager, in reference to the space program who said the following?

"Yeah, well, sometimes you get a pooch the can't be screwed, ya know?"

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