Kim Atienza likened to the late Ernie Baron in ABS-CBN statement on his departure


Kuya Kim Atienza (via inquirer.net)
Kuya Kim Atienza (via inquirer.net)

ABS-CBN has issued the following statement following the announcement that Kim Atienza is switching over to GMA Network:

Today (October 1), Kim Atienza bid goodbye to the viewers of “TV Patrol” after many years of delivering the nightly weather news.

No doubt, Kuya Kim has become an iconic name on Philippine television just like his predecessor in our primetime newscast, the late Ernie Baron. For 17 years, he shared knowledge and wonder to our viewers, as well as the many young Filipinos who grew up watching and learning from him in “Matanglawin.”

We thank him for his dedication, passion, and most of all, service to the Filipino people. All the best, Kuya Kim! Forever Kapamilya.