From her Facebook fan page:
BIG CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT: This Fan Page is where you’ll find all the information and future updates, so check back soon.
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE… I’m leaving WDRB-TV FOX 41 in early 2010, after more than 4 years as a news reporter and anchor here. Early on, I fell in love with Louisville and the surrounding towns throughout Ke…ntucky and Southern Indiana, where I’ve traveled to cover news and on my own time for pleasure. It’s a beautiful and convenient place to live. I love our house and our exquisite neighborhood. Now it’s time to move on. My husband and I are weighing different options, including our family priorities and job opportunities elsewhere. So, if anyone else wants to offer me a job, hurry! I will continue running my business, The Application Masters – www.TheApplicationMasters.com — and being a mortgage financier (I deal only with exclusive clients). I also will continue my volunteer work with Crane House: The Asia Institute (as long as I’m in Louisville), Rice University (I’m an alum), and Asian American Journalists Association. My public appearances continue, even after my departure from FOX 41: I’ll be emceeing the Asian New Year Dinner & Auction at The Henry Clay in downtown Louisville on Saturday, February 20 – an elegant, annual celebration and fundraiser for Crane House, with Honorary Chairs Dr. and Mrs. James R. Ramsey (University of Louisville president and his wife).
LEAVING WITH GREAT MEMORIES… I make this announcement with a heavy heart, as I have made very close friends in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area. I’ve been given great opportunities and promotions at FOX 41, I’ve grown as a journalist, and I’ve learned a lot from my co-workers. My work has given me the chance to interview prominent people like Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the Democratic nomination for President, to cover the Kentucky Derby several times, to bring about government policy changes, to tell very personal stories of people in our community, and the list goes on. I’m grateful that so many viewers have tuned in night after night and local organizations have invited me to be a part of their events as emcee, moderator, lecturer, performer, guest reader to school children, and other roles.
No word on whether or not Tam is leaving on her volition. In her message, she says she’ll continue to operate her business, The Application Masters (yes, T.A.M.), and about 45 other things. So one could assume (maybe?) that station management just decided not to renew her contract.
I’ll never forget the infamous blue glove story (seriously – not being mean here, but… that was hilarious) or all the other times she made us cringe and smile.
We love the Taminator and will forever follow her on the Twitter Machine.