9News’ Natasha Verma, who has become a familiar face to the station’s Colorado audience, has confirmed that she is stepping down from her anchor duties.
Natasha Verma is resigning as an anchor
The morning anchor announced the news on air Thursday (August 18), after which 9News viewers took to social media to express their sadness at her departure.
Verma’s retirement means she will remain with the NBC affiliate after just three years. As viewers and peers wish her the best of luck in her next steps, let’s take a look back at her career so far.
9News’ Natasha Verma told viewers on Thursday that it was her last day at the Colorado station.On both Instagram and Twitter, Verma revealed that she was stepping down from her anchor role after three years with the network.
She gushed about how “grateful” she was to have the opportunity to be part of the 9News team. The anchor also thanked 9News viewers and colleagues for their support and acknowledged the messages on air.
In addition to her announcement, the network also compiled a montage of the anchor’s best moments on NBC affiliates. Following her post on social media, viewers wished the presenter well in her next steps and expressed their grief over her resignation.
Let’s take a look at her career so far
Verma joined the 9News team in 2019, taking on anchor duties on local stations’ weekday morning news shows.
As well as sharing the latest news, the anchor has developed and launched her own weekly series called The Warrior Way. It airs every Wednesday.
The series began shortly after arriving at the station. It was featuring people from the community who overcame challenges and guided and helped others in their own struggles. Verma created the series following her battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with in 2017 as stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, now in remission.
Before becoming a familiar face to 9News audiences, Verma worked for several local television stations in Boston, Fort Myers and New York. The anchor holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas. Furthermore, an MA in the same field from Columbia University.
In addition to her on screen career, Verma is also a co-founder of the non-profit The Verma Foundation. The foundation was founded by the her and her family in 2013. As the website explains, it was originally founded to “inspire, strengthen and give hope” to those in distress.
After the 9News star was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, the family launched a “Put A Cap On Cancer” program. It made cap wigs with hair on the hat.
She also detailed the fashion show event on her Instagram profile. It’s where she revealed that the show’s model was a cancer patient who walked the runway alongside athletes and TV personalities.
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