Bob Shaw, KTVZ Chief Meteorologist, Sets Retirement Date

Bob Shaw

On Friday, July 28, Shaw will deliver his final weather forecast after almost 24 years at News-Press & Gazette’s NBC affiliate KTVZ Bend, Ore. — making him the longest-tenured chief meteorologist in the station’s 45-year history.

Shaw has forecast the weather on NewsChannel 21 at Sunrise since November 1999 covering several life-changing weather events in Central Oregon, including the extreme snowfall of 2017 and the devastating forest fires of 2020.

In addition to being the chief meteorologist for NPG’s family of Central Oregon stations, Shaw has served as the community affairs director, spending countless hours giving back to the community. He has visited hundreds of schools to teach children about forecasting, inspiring the next generation of meteorologists.

Shaw said: “Through meteorology, 21 Cares for Kids, and the work of several nonprofit organizations, I have had the privilege of serving the Central Oregon community in ways I never thought possible. I am incredibly grateful to my friends and colleagues through the last 23-plus years here at NewsChannel21, and to all the wonderful people across central Oregon,” he said. “You all make my life so much more rewarding, and I truly thank all of you for making me feel like I am part of your family.”

KTVA GM Ron Parodi said: “To say that since November of 1999, we have been fortunate to call Bob a teammate and to be his professional ‘home’ is an understatement. He is the stuff of media legend and citizenry in Central Oregon which was well-earned. Bob will leave us with a legacy of exemplary work ethic and genuine dedication to his profession. While he will not miss those 12:30 a.m. alarms, we certainly will miss him.”


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