WTVJ’s chief meteorologist apparently has little over a month left in the Sunshine State. Two months ago, SFLTV was the first to report he was leaving, and heading to the Pacific Northwest. He wouldn’t (and still wont) say where, though. Portland is a possibility, as is Seattle. He has family in Oregon and Washington.
While location of his move is still tightly sealed (working on fixing that), I was able to uncover a date. His last day will most be likely May 15th. I’ve had one contradicting tip of a slightly later date, but most tips are saying the fifteenth will be his last day. This is just short of the hurricane season start day, June 1st.
From what I’m told, his replacement has not been chosen yet. Ryan Phillips and John Gerard both tested for the spot last month. But, Yvette Miley, the NBC6 news director is said to want someone young, fresh, and hip… possibly Hispanic or African American. This “new” chief meteorologist may even be doing an on-air test of his own in the coming weeks, though I’m still checking on that.