We are hearing that WTVJ’s chief meteorologist Paul Deanno will be heading to Seattle. He will be the morning meteorologist at KOMO, the ABC affiliate.
Interesting development since recently word got out that KOMO’s current morning meteorologist Jim Castillo may be leaving the station.
The move is actually a homecomming of sort since Deanno is from the area.
SFLTV Exclusive Update: I’ve obtained e-mail he sent out to the station. Read it below.
Subject: Paul Deanno
In one of the last conversations I had with my father, he told me “to be as happy as you can with whatever you’re doing… because you don’t know how much longer you really have”. That’s the kind of chat — and advice — I’ll never forget.
And now it’s time to live it.
In less than a month… Suzanne, Brock & I will be packing up our stuff and moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Specifically, I will begin work as the morning meteorologist for KOMO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Seattle. We’ll be a quick drive over the mountains from Suzanne’s parents… and we’ll be able to re-connect with many friends we haven’t seen since we left the Northwest in 1999. For us, it’ll be a perfect blend of work & out-of-work happiness.
That’s the easy part: The hard part is leaving here. Ardy & Yvette made it very, very tough for me to make this choice — and I am so thankful for that. Equally as important, working with you the past four years also made this decision a huge challenge. Despite NBC6 being for sale, sold, not sold, and for sale again… it’s people like you that make me smile every day when I walk into the building. It’s a great thing when you like what you do; it’s an incredible thing when you like what you do & you are surrounded by amazing co-workers.
I’ll be here in the weather office until mid-May, and I’d love to spend a few minutes chatting with you before I leave (& exchanging contact info). So please stop by whenever you feel like!
Have a great day —
Best of luck, Paul!