Kyle Dyer's departing from 9News morning show in station's latest star shuffle

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More photos below.
We've been reporting about the sudden exodus of longtime Denver TV news personalities -- and while last week brought news of 7News anchor Mike Landess's impending retirement, most of the action has been at 9News, where veteran entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery and sportscaster Susie Wargin both announced they're moving on.

Now, following Montgomery's final local broadcast on Friday, 9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer has revealed that she's leaving the program that's topped the ratings throughout her eighteen years on the a.m. broadcast -- but she's not splitting from the outlet entirely.

In a carefully coordinated announcement that suggests an awareness that some viewers may equate her decision with the Montgomery and Wargin moves, Dyer said during this morning's program that beginning in July, she'll no longer anchor her signature broadcast. However, she will helm the 11 a.m. and noon news programs and create pre-recorded reports likely to be screened during her old show.

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Kyle Dyer with one of her early 9News morning-show teams. On the right, note the presence of Ed Greene, now main weather forecaster for CBS4.
Dyer stressed in a video package shared below and an essay that appears online that she was offered a new contract to continue anchoring the morning program for the next three years -- but owing to the ages of her young daughters, she decided she wanted to adjust her schedule to allow her to be present for them in the mornings and evenings.

Was this contract offer for a considerably lower amount than she's been making? Dyer doesn't delve into this part of the story, but in an interview last week, Landess told us that "virtually all major talent in all the major markets have taken hits since probably at least 2009. Anytime someone comes up for a contract, they take a hit. All of us have."

Moreover, Dyer's decision to cut back on her hours likely offers some relief to 9News bean counters amid the continuing challenges faced by what are often referred to as "old media" organizations. It's our understanding that Montgomery, at least, was offered the opportunity to stick around if he agreed to work a less-than-full-time schedule; instead, he took a gig at a station in Lansing, Michigan. As for Wargin, she plans to keep her hand in journalism but will mainly be devoting her time to working in real estate.

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Dyer mixing it up with longtime co-host Gary Shapiro.
As for Dyer, she gained national prominence in 2012 after she was bitten in the face by a rescued Argentine Mastiff during an on-air segment that 9News worked overtime to keep off YouTube. (It didn't work; there are oodles of the clips currently available for viewing.) Dyer subsequently conceded on the Today show that the incident had happened due to a mistake on her part -- a laudable admission that did nothing to dim her affection in the eyes of viewers, who cheered her successful efforts to return to the airwaves.

Now, 9News will face the challenge of maintaining its morning viewership supremacy without Dyer, and the signal's got a good track record of managing to do so in other slots. But while Dyer and the station clearly want the shift to be viewed independently, it's hardly taking place in a vacuum.

Continue to see Kyle Dyer's announcement about leaving the 9News morning show in July. Be warned that it's in autoplay mode.



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mommalou1968
mommalou1968

I've watched you all 18 years Kyle. I was recently off work for 5 months. So I didn't keep up with the morning show. The last 2 weeks I was watching and I didn't see you :( 9 news morning show received there ratings because you were apart of that team. 9 news in my family has been watched for30+ years. Now in the morning I don't watch any news channel. I miss the truth in stories and accuracy the other channels are dramatic and don't speak truth. 9news has always been about Integrity .You r missed and thanks for the memories. I seen and read the negative. So sad that people are not happy unless they have negativity or drama to feed. GOD BLESS YOU KYLE AND YAY TO YOUR PRiNCESSES !!

Kyle Dyer
Kyle Dyer

Aww I didn't know I was leaving Shawn Baker! This is news to me!

Melissa Trenaman
Melissa Trenaman

What's happening to 9 news this all makes me sad sad sad I will miss all of them......kyle have a great time with your Family yay for mommy power for sure ...we will miss you .

Robert Buster
Robert Buster

Na na na na na na na na hey hey hey GOOOOODBYE!!!!! LMAO

Jennifer Tindall
Jennifer Tindall

yes. finally. 9news drama. they didn't have nearly enough with regular day to day crap. i appreciate the up to date bullshit of the none of my business posts to keep me interested in their station that really needs no posts such as these. They're known as a good station as it is! SUCKS they've succumbed to be douchebags like everything else and expose their dirty laundry for facebook to see.

Erik Davis
Erik Davis

Ooops I should have read the whole article.. but at least i wont have to see her before I go to work ...

Erik Davis
Erik Davis

Glad to see it is not just mee that thinks that way.. maybe I will start watcing again...

Natalia Nieto
Natalia Nieto

My mom saw her at the grocery store and she rolled her eyes and my mom said thank god I watch channel 7 to her

Nikki Dorritie
Nikki Dorritie

glad to see a lot of them leave they need to get better people in there the old ones well they are old time for retirement

George White
George White

She's going back to school to become a dog whisperer.

George White
George White

Yay! Another annoying person leaves 9news. Can Mark Koebrich please be next?

Kyle Painter
Kyle Painter

Hopefully she not going to work witg distressed animals (dogs) ..... Oooo to soon?

Mike Owens
Mike Owens

She's offered to do kibble commercials for wayward dogs. Good riddance you smarmy pos!

Harmoni Karlbom
Harmoni Karlbom

Thank goodness. Now if they would just move Gary Shapiro off to his padded room, mornings would be much better.

Jason Dockter
Jason Dockter

That dog that bite her in the face knew she was a phony also.

TxTransplant.
TxTransplant.

Oh and KDVR. When it comes to being funny, let the game come to you. The improv is bad.


TxTransplant.
TxTransplant.

Wrong station to be shufflin' things around.  #KDVR . Brooke looks like my 3rd grade teacher. She has a problem keeping her elephant trunk concealed during newscasts. That's why I like ch 9. Right down the middle. KDVR's coverage of the loony toons in Deer Trail was the final straw for me. So much attention given to such a non story .

Patrick Layman
Patrick Layman

No, she was polite and nice as can be. I just believe that she wasn't strapped in for the wild side. I can respect that.

Janet Hanley
Janet Hanley

Lol Aaaaaand thank you Patrick, I'm sure Kyle was not clueless to your intentions; makes even more sense that you were a teen. As for Robin, there are Patricks everywhere, of all ages. I wouldn't say turning down a drink is rude, maybe she doesn't drink. According to Patrick, she didn't say " ugh! How dare you suggest such a thing you little punk!"

Patrick Layman
Patrick Layman

Make no mistake, I wasn't just trying to be nice. I was hoping that after a drink or six that Kyle and I would get a connecting flight to Poundtown together.

Robin Pannell
Robin Pannell

Not ANY woman. I don't have that issue, nor would I be so rude if I were offered a drink while reading. It is what it is, she is not a nice person. It appears to me that Patrick was just trying to be nice and she was nothing more than a snarky witch.

Janet Hanley
Janet Hanley

Wow, all the people commenting on how fake she seemed and what not..... you do realize you are watching TV right? I am not partial to any news reporter, on any station. You think they don't have editors/producers dictating what they say and how they say it? Sure their job is reporting facts, but even news shows are lights, camera, action. I don't think I could get up at 4 am and be on camera with a smile everyday for 18 years and be sane, personally.

Maria P. Fernandez-Yoos
Maria P. Fernandez-Yoos

I lily Kyle, but I think, like many other members of the media, rotations needs to happen and we need to give a fair chance to all the new blood.

Janet Hanley
Janet Hanley

ANY woman reading a book on a plane doesn't want to talk to anybody, especially men they don't know. That should have been your first clue.

Ron Fletcher
Ron Fletcher

No great loss. Wish she were completely gone. Kyle is the worst and most annoying phony among many on local TV.

Carol Allen
Carol Allen

I have watched this station for years but had to switch recently and mainly due to my annoyance with her gushing motherhood tone when referring to anything involving children, too much fluff in general and the station's tendency to push the tease way too often. It's morning news, I do not need to teased so I come back later and boost your ratings - just get me the basics, the weather and traffic so I can be on my way.

Justin Baca James
Justin Baca James

Yeah, she's not very personable. She was very rude to my family years ago at the zoo at some event.

Kim Valverde
Kim Valverde

Wow what is happening with 9 news they got rid of every one on there staff not going to be the same at all how sad

Patrick Layman
Patrick Layman

Kyle wouldn't let me buy her a drink on a plane from here to San Fran. It was NYE. She said she would prefer to be left alone to read her book. I have yet to recover. :(

Frank Wojcinski
Frank Wojcinski

this station needs to take a good look at how it reports news. way too many times they just rant about "we do not have any more info" but yet keep repeating this for a full hr. this is why I NO longer watch this station.

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

everyone is jumpin ship from KUSA anymore...I blame corporate.

Rob Payne
Rob Payne

That's Westword's MO, mislead with the title to get reads.

Kristi Adducci
Kristi Adducci

What is going on over there....everyone is leaving?

Fitz Greg
Fitz Greg

She's only going to the mid afternoon shift. Talk about a misleading headline.

Nicole McGarvey
Nicole McGarvey

Though she has been very good at what she does, change is good. Sometimes a new face, new ideas and style is good for a business to recharge! Also good for her to find balance in life-a win win for all.

Peace Will Win
Peace Will Win

get someone real...who says real things, and cares, for real.

Boondocker
Boondocker

Kyle Clark repeatedly seems to be auditioning for a job with Fox News.

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