Fox-owned WFLD Chicago has appointed Emily Wahls chief meteorologist. Beginning Sept. 27 she will report the weather for the station’s weekday 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. newscasts. Most recently, Wahls was chief meteorologist of WILX Lansing, Mich. Prior to that, she spent seven years in various roles at WLNS Lansing, from fill-in meteorologist, to […]
Morgan Murphy Media’s ABC affiliate KAPP-KVEW Yakima, Wash., has added Briana Bermensolo as chief meteorologist. Bermensolo joins from WRC Washington, D.C., where she was a meteorologist. Prior to moving to the Washington, she forecast weather for KREM Spokane, Wash., for five years and in Salinas, Calif., for two years. Bermensolo grew up in the Seattle […]
Gray Television moves him up to succeed J-P Dice at its Birmingham, Ala., Fox affiliate.
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Chris Gloninger will lead Hearst-owned CBS affiliate KCCI Des Moines, Iowa’s Storm Team 8 weather team. He will make his on-air debut as chief meteorologist on July 6. Gloninger has broad experience forecasting during snowstorms, hurricanes, and severe weather events. His career has stretched from the Midwest, at Hearst’s WISN Milwaukee to […]
Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WNDU South Bend, Ind., has hired Matt Engelbrecht for its WNDU First Alert Weather Team as a chief meteorologist, sharing the duties with Mike Hoffman until Hoffman retires. Engelbrecht comes to South Bend from WITN Greenville, N.C., where he was a meteorologist for 10 years before earning the title of chief […]
Tegna-owned CBS affiliate KTHV Little Rock, Ark. (DMA 62) announced that longtime anchor and meteorologist Tom Brannon will return to the station as Chief Meteorologist. The news comes alongside the announcement that Ed Buckner will be extending his medical leave from the station indefinitely. GM Marty Schack said: “While Ed’s departure from his role as […]
Hubbard Broadcasting’ NBC affiliate KOB Albuquerque, N.M. (DMA 46) has appointed Ivan Cabrera chief meteorologist. He starts with KOB in late January, appearing in the weekday 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Cabrera joins KOB from CNN, where he has been meteorologist and weather anchor since 2009. Cabrera joins KOB 4’S weather team of […]
The Hearst NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C., promotes him to succeed the retiring John Cessarich in November.
Gray Television’s CBS affiliate KWTX Waco, Texas (DMA 89) has promoted veteran KWTX meteorologist Brady Taylor to chief meteorologist effective July 1, succeeding the retiring Rusty Garrrett. He becomes only the fifth lead forecaster in the TV station’s 64-year history. He most recently has been the meteorologist on KWTX News 10 This Morning. “It has […]
Gray Television’s CBS-CW-MNT affiliate WVLT Knoxville, Tenn. (DMA 60), has promoted Heather Haley to chief meteorologist. She is a seasoned meteorologist with 13 years of experience. She has been part of the WVLT team for 10 years, having arrived in 2008 after beginning her career with a two-year tenure at WVLT’s sister station, WYMT, in […]
Tribune-owned WTIC (Fox)-WCCT (CW) Hartford, Conn. (DMA 33), today promoted Rachel Frank to chief meteorologist. The Emmy Award-winning Frank joined WTIC in 2008 and serves as meteorologist on The Fox 61 News at 4, 5, 10 and 11 p.m. Frank graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology. She worked as a meteorologist […]
Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate WPEC West Palm Beach, Fla. (DMA 37), has hired Erin Christiansen as the station’s new chief meteorologist. Christiansen has received the Certified Broadcast Meteorology accreditation (CBM) from the American Meteorological Society. Also among her accomplishments over the course of her career that spans over two decades, she has received two Emmy Awards […]
OTA Broadcasting, which operates KMIR (NBC), KPSE (MNT) and KMIR.com in Palm Springs, Calif. (DMA 146), announced today that meteorologist Mike Everett will be joining the KMIR news team as chief meteorologist. Everett joins KMIR from KRDO Colorado Springs. He will be seen on KMIR news weeknights beginning Sept. 11 at 4:30, 5, 6 and 11 […]
Sinclair ABC affiliate WJLA Washington (DMA 7) has hired Bill Kelly to be its next chief meteorologist, taking over the lead weather desk on Monday, Oct. 23. He will succeed Doug Hill, who is retiring after 33 years as a meteorologist. He joined WJLA in 2000 after serving for 16 years as chief meteorologist at WUSA […]
Just four days after News Director Frank Volpicella was abruptly let go with no tangible explanation, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in Atlanta dropped five more employees Friday in the latest house-cleaning move. The list: chief meteorologist Jim Kosek, managing editor Paul Caron, operations manager and chief engineer James Estes, noon producer Jason Becknell and Volpicella’s news administrator Amanda Smith.
Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate KSNW Wichita, Kan. (DMA 66), today appointed Lisa Teachman chief meteorologist of the station’s broadcast and digital operations. Her appointment is effective immediately and she will report to Rachel Schrag Sommerfeld, KSNW news director. With the move, Teachman returns home where she began her broadcasting career in 1996 as a KSNW meteorology […]
Sinclair-owned WJLA Washington (DMA 7) announced Wednesday that its award-winning chief meteorologist, Doug Hill, will retire on Sept. 15 after 17 years at the ABC affiliate. One of Washington’s most trusted weather forecasters for the past 33 years, Hill is currently seen weekdays on ABC7 News at noon, 4, 5 and 6 p.m., as well […]
The TV ratings “sweeps” period started Oct. 27 and there is still no WCPO news director after eight months, and no WKRC chief meteorologist to replace Tim Hedrick who died six months ago. What’s up?
Hearst-owned CBS affiliate KCCI Des Moines, Iowa (DMA 69), today appointed Kurtis Gertz chief meteorologist. In his new role, Gertz will lead KCCI’s weather team while anchoring Storm Team 8 forecasts weeknights at 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. Gertz has been a meteorologist at KCCI for more than 21 years. He joined the team […]
Tegna-owned ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas (DMA 39), has promoted long-time weatherman Albert Ramon to chief meteorologist. For the past six years Ramon has been meteorologist of KVUE’s morning newscast, Daybreak. News Director Mike Redding said: “Albert is tremendously popular in Austin and has grown into a real leader at KVUE. Over the years he […]
Quincy Media-owned ABC affiliate WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 111), has promoted Matt Leach to chief meteorologist effective Sept. 19. Leach originally came to WPTA as its weekend meteorologist. Previously he worked writing forecasts for the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington State for one of the region’s largest newspapers. He also worked at KOMO and Microsoft […]
Quincy Media’s WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 111), has named Chris Daniels chief meteorologist for the station’s NBC affiliate 21.2 subchannel branded as Fort Wayne’s NBC. “Chris brings decades of forecasting experience and a wealth of knowledge to Fort Wayne’s NBC,” says WPTA News Director Jonathan Shelley. “Chris’ steady and accurate hand has helped guide […]
Brian Basham on Tuesdays was appointed chief meteorologist of Fox-owned WJZY Charlotte, N.C. (DMA 22). He is now contributing to the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, Sunday through Thursday. Most recently, he was weekday meteorologist for WHBQ Memphis. Prior to that, he worked as weekday meteorologist for KGUN Tucson, Ariz., and KTSM El Paso, Texas. […]
Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate KHBS-KHOG Ft. Smith-Fayetteville, Ark. (DMA 101), has named Darby Bybee chief meteorologist. Bybee will provide forecasts weeknights on 40/29 News at 5, 6, 9 and 10 p.m. Bybee has been with 40/29 News since November 2012, where he’s worked as weekend evening meteorologist while also contributing reporting on all 40/29 News […]