Legendary Kansas City Weather Dude Gary Lezak Announces Retirement

He has been a groundbreaking force in local media . . . He was the first openly gay TV news personality and shared his journey with thousands of local followers. 

Even better . . . He remained relevant throughout his career with a recent climate change controversy that garnered discussion across the nation.

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He leaves this chapter of his life with amazing stories, memories and unique moments that defined his incredible career. 

 “Kansas City, you welcomed me to this town 30 years ago, and it has been the opportunity of a lifetime,” Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak said in a release by the station Tuesday. “I have considered this choice for some time now, and I am not making this decision lightly. I know there are so many viewers in Kansas City and beyond who I have had a friendship and relationship with over the years. It’s been an honor to share the weather forecast in a fun and educational way. I sincerely hope I have had a positive impact on their lives."

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KSHB 41 Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak announces retirement

For decades, he has been the most prominent meteorologist in Kansas City, guiding countless families through all types of weather events, with an unwavering goal of keeping them safe. Later this year, KSHB 41 Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak plans to retire.