Gray Television’s CBS affiliate KWTX Waco, Texas (DMA 89), today promoted veteran KWTX Meteorologist Sean Bellafiore to weekday morning and noon meteorologist effective July 15. “Sean is already a seasoned member of the most trusted severe weather team in Central Texas. He’s experienced in forecasting and tracking storms whether it be on-air, on social media […]
Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate KVOA Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 73) today named Shea Sorenson meteorologist/weather anchor for its Tucson Today, which airs weekday mornings from 5 to 7 a.m. Sorenson grew up in Phoenix and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. She completed an internship in the KVOA […]
Sinclair’s Springfield, Ill. ABC affiliate WICS and its former meteorologist Joe Crain have released a joint statement, saying they have “resolved their differences in a private agreement and will be moving on from their dispute.”
One week ago Joe Crain, the morning meteorologist at WICS Springfield, Ill., called out station management for mandating over-the-top “Code Red” weather alerts. Now Crain is officially out of a job. A spokesman for the station’s parent, Sinclair Broadcast Group, confirmed Wednesday night that “Joe was let go.”
The ad for a WICS Springfield, Ill., morning meteorologist showed up Tuesday on owner Sinclair Broadcast Group’s website. It follows meteorologist Joe Crain’s on-air criticism of Sinclair’s Code Red weather alert policy.
Joe Crain, a WICS Springfield, Ill., meterologist since 2004, disappeared from the weather report after ad-libbing June 5 about the “Code Red” moniker that station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group implemented as a severe-weather alert. Late Monday, WICS GM Rick Lipps said in a video posted to the station’s website that “Code Red,” which “may no longer be fitting,” will be replaced with “Weather Warn.”
At least four local businesses have pulled their advertising from WICS Springfield, Ill., in support of meteorologist Joe Crain, who has been absent from the station’s broadcasts following his on-air criticism of owner Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “Code Red” weather alert system.