John Morales is the new WTVJ chief meteorologist.
He was snagged from WSCV Telemundo51. Morales is replacing Paul Deanno who left as of Wednesday for a morning job at KOMO in Seattle.
Not to brag or anything but me and Alex were chatting the other day and I psychically guesstimated that WTVJ bosses will look to replace Deanno with someone local and recognizable like WSVN did back in 2004. And since Trent Aric, Phil Ferro and the guys over at WFOR are all taken it will have to be someone at the Spanish stations.
When WSVN had to find a new chief meteorologist they had to do it rather fast and have someone the audience will be familiar with. So they plucked Phil Ferro out of Telemundo 51.
Besides, hurricane season is approaching fast so WTVJ management can’t dilly dally too much picking a new chief met with having to re-shoot the annual hurricane special for TV, guides and what not.