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Did Meteorologist Quit Florida Station After Being Passed Over For Chief?

In Florida, Leaving the Biz, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Weather on February 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm
Dave Cocchiarella (Courtesy: News13)

Dave Cocchiarella
(Courtesy: News13)

Meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella, a familiar face in many Orlando households for more than a decade, left Central Florida News 13 last week, according to Florida News Center.

The cable-only station, owned by Bright House Networks, released this short statement:

“Dave Cocchiarella chose to no longer be with News 13. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Speculation about why he left continues, though.

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New Partnership Unites FOX O&Os and AccuWeather

In Affiliate Issues, Florida, FOX, Gainesville, Memphis, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Partnerships, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Tennessee, Weather on June 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

Eleven markets (four in South TV News’ coverage area) with FOX owned-and-operated affiliates will soon have another tool in their arsenal in terms of weather coverage: AccuWeather.

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Little Rock Station Adds New Meteorologist

In Arkansas, CBS, Hirings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, NBC, Weather on June 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Sarah Fortner (Courtesy: Twitter)

Former Zanesville, Ohio meteorologist Sarah Fortner has been hired as the new morning met for KTHV in Little Rock.

Fortner’s Twitter account confirms she started at the Arkansas CBS affiliate May 17.

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Shreveport Forecaster Sues Former Employer For Discrimination; ND Leaves Abruptly

In Arkansas, Firings, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Louisiana, NBC, Shreveport, Weather on May 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

Michael Fabac (Courtesy: TVSpy)

An Austin news director with Little Rock ties has left NBC affiliate KXAN after the station found itself in legal trouble earlier this month.

But it’s unclear whether or not Michael Fabac, who had also been ND at Little Rock’s KLRT, left voluntarily.

Two lawsuits filed against the station — one from a former weekend morning meteorologist — have sent shockwaves through the building.

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Sign of the Sweeps: Longtime Memphis Met’s “Big Announcement” Falls Flat

In CBS, Editor's Desk, Memphis, NBC, Raycom, Tennessee, Weather on May 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Dave Brown (Courtesy: WMC-TV)

Memphis chief meteorologist Dave Brown has celebrated 50 years in broadcasting, 35 of which was spent at NBC affiliate WMC-TV. But why was his name trending on Twitter Tuesday night?

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West Palm Beach Station Hires New Weekend Meteorologist

In Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Hirings, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Weather, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on May 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

Bay Scroggins (Courtesy: Twitter)

Bay Scroggins, a former meteorologist at WeatherNation TV in Minneapolis, has started work at West Palm Beach, Fla., NBC affiliate WPTV.

According to his station bio, Scroggins started at the station last month. He will serve as the weekend morning meteorologist.

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Report: Tampa ABC Affiliate Fires Morning Meteorologist

In ABC, Firings, Florida, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Weather on May 16, 2012 at 9:55 am

Stephanie Roberts (Courtesy: Tampa Bay Times)

It’s a “personnel matter.”

That’s what WFTS-TV general manager Rich Pegram called last week’s firing of morning meteorologist Stephanie Roberts.

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Former Meridian Met Heads To Oregon For New Job

In ABC, Hirings, Meridian, Mississippi, Weather on May 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Megan Parry - WTOK

Megan Parry (Courtesy: Facebook)

Megan Parry, who’s worked as the weekend weather girl at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss., started a new job this month, trading the South for the West Coast.

Parry is now the new morning meteorologist at KDRV-TV in Medford, Ore, according to the station’s Facebook fan page.

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Arkansas Native Returns Home As New Meteorologist For Fort Smith

In ABC, Arkansas, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Hirings, Jonesboro, Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Weather on May 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

Laura Huckabee (Courtesy: KHBS/KHOG-TV)

She’s a graduate of Arkansas State University and a Jonesboro native. And next week, Laura Huckabee will officially join the on-air staff of 40/29 News Sunrise next week, on May 14.

Huckabee will be the morning meteorologist for KHBS/KHOG-TV, the Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers market ABC affiliate.

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Legendary Weatherman Celebrates 30 Years in Southwest Florida

In CBS, Florida, Ft. Myers-Naples, Weather on May 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

Jim Farrell (Courtesy: WINK-TV)

Meteorologist Jim Farrell has recently hit a bit of a milestone for those who work in television news: he’s been working in local TV for 30 years.

News-Press.com reports Farrell was originally hired at WBBH-TV in 1982 and moved to WINK-TV a decade later. He’s been there ever since and has held the position of chief meteorologist for at least the last decade.

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