Local television station, WREX made a bittersweet announcement that one of their best and brightest was leaving for a new opportunity. And it's a big one.

Illinois-native Morgan Kolkmeyer, meteorologist at WREX for the past three years is making and enormous career move. While it's always tough to see the television personalities we love leave, you can't help but be happy for one of our own getting an opportunity in one of the biggest television markets in the country.

Morgan will be joining the WGN Morning News team with weather reports during the 4-6 a.m. block, according to adweek.com. Morgan starts her new job at the end of the month.