Message from WHAS11 Anchor Rachel Platt:

Life is full of chapters, and one of my most fulfilling chapters is coming to a close. My career in Journalism.

I majored in Radio/TV in college, and have worked in the business ever since. That’s a lot of years, wonderful years doing something I love.

Journalism to me, was and is, the noblest of professions in its purest form.

A way to inform, educate, lead to change, give a voice, start a dialogue, empower, hold people accountable, and be an integral part of community.

And this community has become my home.

As an Air Force brat, I moved a lot. This has been the longest I have lived anywhere.

It has been my privilege to tell the stories of my “adopted” hometown.

Twenty-nine years at WHAS-TV working alongside some of the best in the business.

People who became mentors, friends, a second family I cherish.

And our viewers, like family too, thank you for having me in your home at all hours of the day and night, during my many shifts and shows.

Thanks for your conversations when I see you out and about, your ideas, your compliments, and yes, even your critiques.

My heart couldn’t be any fuller, I leave with no regrets.

WHAS has been so supportive in my decision to make a change, and they move forward in such capable hands.

I am not a retirement kind of gal, remember, it’s all about the next chapter.

Mine will be at the Frazier History Museum as Director of Community Engagement.

It combines all of my favorite things, storytelling, history, learning and of course you, the community.

Please continue to tell me your stories, your ideas – my new chapter is just beginning with the new year, my last day here will be December 21.

The timing just seems right.

One of Frazier’s slogans is “It starts here.”

I hate goodbyes, so here’s to new beginnings with old friends, you – and it starts here.

WHAS11 Anchor Doug Proffitt's Response: