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Nora Zimmett Named SVP of Programming at The Weather Channel

The-Weather-ChannelNora Zimmett has been named senior vice president of live programming at The Weather Channel. Zimmett joins the network from CNN, where she was most recently the co-creator and executive producer of the weekend edition of “New Day” and “Smerconish.”

“Nora’s vast experience covering important issues makes her the ideal leader for a team with an editorial mission focused on safety and preparedness as well as science,” Weather Channel president David Clark said in a statement. “She is an amazing journalist and brings with her an understanding of storytelling and how important it is to our network.”

Prior to working at CNN, Zimmett worked at Bloomberg TV and Fox News. In her new role, she will be based in Atlanta.

The release, after the jump.

ATLANTA — August 19, 2014 — The Weather Channel® today announced that Nora Zimmett will be joining the network as senior vice president of live programming. Zimmett joins Weather from CNN and will be responsible for all aspects of the network’s 16 hours of daily live programming. She will be based at the network’s Atlanta headquarters and report to network president David Clark.

“Nora’s vast experience covering important issues makes her the ideal leader for a team with an editorial mission focused on safety and preparedness as well as science.” said Clark. “She is an amazing journalist and brings with her an understanding of storytelling and how important it is to our network.”

Zimmett will oversee all aspects of Weather’s live programming, including the network’s flagship morning show AMHQ, Weather Center Live and its world-renowned storm coverage. She will be responsible for the overall editorial direction for the network and will work closely with the teams creating editorial content for The Weather Company digital platforms including weather.com.

Zimmett joins Weather from CNN where mostly recently she served as co-creator and executive producer of both New Day Weekend and Smerconish. Prior to joining CNN, Zimmett held senior producer and producer roles at Bloomberg Television and Fox News Channel. Zimmett is an award-winning journalist with an Emmy for her work on election coverage in 2012.

Zimmett is a graduate of Harvard University and will join the network in mid-September.

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