cantore_12-22.jpgTVNewser received a memo to The Weather Channel staff announcing the retirement of Ray Ban, EVP of programming and meteorology for the network. In the note, The Weather Channel’s president and CEO Debora J. Wilson writes that Geoffrey Darby, a consultant for NBCU, “will assume responsibility as interim head of programming effective 1/1/09.”

“I am confident he will do a terrific job in evolving our strategies and even more deeply linking our organization into the NBCU resources and capabilities, which we are already beginning to benefit from,” she writes.

That benefit presumably includes the continued on-air integration between TWC and NBC, as evidenced this morning when meteorologist Jim Cantore filled in for Al Roker on the Today show.

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