Kelsey Soby

In somewhat of a surprise, Twin Cities' rising star Kelsey Soby announced through Facebook Thursday that she's leaving Fox 9 after four years on the air. Soby also co-hosted My29's "On the Fly." Here's her Facebook message:

"Some exciting news to share today! I am making a career transition, and today is my last day at FOX 9. It has been an honor being a part of your mornings on the FOX 9 Morning News and a part of your evenings on the innovative talk show On The Fly. The best parts of this job are the ability to connect with and serve the people in my community and the privilege of being able to share important information and spread positivity. These will all remain priorities in my life even as I move on to a new phase of my career. Thank you for the great memories! I look forward to telling you more about my next career move, when I am able to share more. Keep in touch! "

A note to Soby has yet to be returned.

Soby, who grew up in the Twin Cities, previously worked in the Fargo-Moorhead and Mankato markets.