On Tuesday (April 16), O'Rourke posted a message thanking his fans for their support.
"Dear friends, thank you all for your friendship and wonderful support. Not by my own decision, I am leaving KTSM. I love El Paso and I wish you all the very best in your lives. God bless you and your families, now and always," O'Rourke stated in his message.
His bio has since been removed from the station's website.
•In happier news, local news viewers may have recognized KVIA's newest weather forecaster Nichole Gomez.
That's because Gomez, an El Paso native, used to work at KDBC/KTSM as a weather forecaster and reporter. She left the station in 2010.
Gomez mainly gives her forecasts on the 9 p.m. newscast on KVIA's sister station, the CW, but occasionally appears on KVIA.
KVIA meteorologist Karla Huelga was originally picked to give weather forecasts on the CW broadcast, but chose to remain on KVIA's weekend broadcasts. She's also the program director for the CW.