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Greg Forbes Set to Return to Weather Channel After Colon Cancer Surgery

GregForbesTwo weeks after colon cancer surgery, Weather Channel meteorologist Dr. Greg Forbes has been cleared to return to work. He will be back on the air next week.

“Dr. Forbes will be in and out of the office the next several months for ongoing treatment and follow-ups, but we’ll be very happy to have him back in the office when he is up to it. Based on the outpouring of support on social media, I know his fans will feel the same,” Weather Channel president David Clark wrote in a note to staff this morning.

Clark’s note, after the jump. Read more

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Weather Channel Meteorologist Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

GregForbesDr. Greg Forbes, the Weather Channel’s severe weather expert, will be off our air for a few weeks as he undergoes colon cancer surgery. The cancer was detected during a routine exam and, because it was spotted early, his prognosis for a full recovery is good.

“Dr. Forbes’ commitment to our audience in times of severe weather has always been remarkable,” writes Weather Channel president David Clark in a note to the staff. “Witnessing him go full bore during the storms these past few days, knowing what he has been dealing with, is something I, for one, will tell my grandkids about. We are grateful for him and look forward to his full recovery and welcoming him back very soon.”

NBC’s Brian Williams returns to U.S. from London to Cover Aftermath of Deadly Southern Storms

Brian Williams had arrived at London’s Heathrow airport, picked up his bags and was on his way to NBC’s Royal Wedding encampment when the damage and death toll from last night’s southern storm began to sink in.

“Our NBC News staff in London was just awakening to the news from home,” writes Williams on his blog. “Minutes later, NBC News President Steve Capus made the call: He said I should go home. We both agreed the tragedy would dominate our newscast and our coverage.”

Williams will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from New York tonight and then travel with Lester Holt to hard-hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama for tomorrow’s broadcast. NBC News correspondents John Yang and Thanh Truong are in Alabama, Mark Potter is in Georgia, and Ron Mott is in Mississippi. As NBC is part owner of The Weather Channel,  meteorologists Dr. Greg Forbes and Bryan Norcross will provide analysis to NBC’s coverage.

“I never got to see our infrastructure in London,” writes Williams, “or any of my colleagues beyond the confines of my car. We had a magnificent setup — the result of months of planning — to cover the big day in London, and we still will, live and wall-to-wall. But for now, for us, for this story, one of us had to go back and lead a separate coverage team—as the death toll grows.”

To date, more than 160 tornadoes covering 15 states have swept through the nation; the preliminary toll shows at least 250 deaths.