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Forecast is Sunny for WNYW Meteorlogist Shay Ryan, Heading to Tampa

Perhaps the heat wave wasn’t providing enough warmth for Shay Ryan. The WNYW/Channel 5 weekend meteorologist is on her way to a TV station in Tampa. FishbowlNY has been told Ryan starts the new gig immediately.

Ryan, who took over weekends in 2010, began at sister station WWOR/Channel 9 in 2008.

She spent eight years at WXYZ in Detroit. Ryan is married to former WNBC reporter Glenn Zimmerman.

There’s no mention of a replacement for Ryan, but one-time WNBC and WCBS meteorologist John Marshall is on the sidelines. He worked for many years under Channel 5 news director Dianne Doctor.

WNYW could not be reached for comment.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Former WNBC Reporter Glenn Zimmerman Wins Award for Production Company

When last we left reporter Glenn Zimmerman, he had become the latest casualty at WNBC at the end of 2010. Since then Zimmerman, who is married to WNYW/Channel 5 meteorologist Shay Ryan, has fully submerged himself in his business, Mad Bear Productions, a video content firm specializing in companies building their brands.

Zimmerman is the Mad Bear president and CEO.  And now he’s an award winner!

His company, which he started in 2008 while still at WNBC, won a 2012 Telly Award in the Internet/Online Video-Infomercial category. Mad Bear was chosen Friday for its production of “The Story of PeriClean: A Brushless Toothbrush”

“Our goal was to make the story of PeriClean about its founder Jack Gruber and his vision to motivate us all to take better care of our mouths,” Zimmerman said in a statement. ”I hope this honor provides Jack and his team an even larger platform to pursue his vision.”

Ziimmerman spent three years at Channel 4 before focusing his energy on Mad Bear.

Meteorologist Craig Allen Increases Workload at WPIX, Lisa Mateo Shifts Temporarily to Mornings

Kaity Tong is not the only “new” face on weekends at WPIX. As we reported September 30, she replaced the terminated Jim Watkins on an interim basis.

But a deeper evaluation reveals another recent, albeit quieter change on the weekend newscasts.

Meteorologist Craig Allen, a steady freelancer at Channel 11 since leaving WNYW/Channel 5 in June, has seemingly become a regular contributor.

Avid weekend WPIX viewers will notice less of forecaster Lisa Mateo and more of Allen.

However, Allen has not been named a permanent meteorologist at Channel 11.  News director Bill Carey says Allen, though, remains a valuable fill in.

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Meteorologist Craig Allen Marks 30 Years of Forecasts on WCBS-AM

April 27, 1981—Ronald Reagan was just over three months into his term as president (having escaped an assassination attempt four weeks prior) and we were still three months away from that generation’s Royal Wedding of Prince William’s parents Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

April 27, 1981 was also the date that a young meteorologist from Long Island made his debut at WCBS 880.

Thus began a remarkable run for Craig Allen, doing virtually the same shift (5-10a; 4-7p) ever since. (In February, Allen signed a three-year extension with WCBS).

However, early on Allen had no illusions that he was destined for a 30-year career at a radio powerhouse.

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Reporter Glenn Zimmerman Talks About Leaving WNBC

As we reported last week, reporter Glenn Zimmerman left WNBC when the station chose not to renew his contract at the end of the year.

Zimmerman spent three years at WNBC, most prominently on the weekday Today in New York.

He wasn’t surprised by not being kept, knowing that the business can be fickle.

“Sometimes your commodity has expired for whatever reason.”

In Zimmerman’s case, he was told by management that “the contract came up at the wrong time and they’re moving in a different direction.”  

Despite being a talented and passionate reporter, Zimmerman says it was important to have an insurance policy.

“I think that in preparation for the future you always need to have something in your back pocket, and you’re thinking about moving forward in this business—I think more so than ever right now,” Zimmerman admits to FishbowlNY.

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