“Bill’s dynamic personality, concise delivery and no-nonsense forecasting style will be key assets as we reinvent our weather department,” said GM Mike Renda in making the announcement.
Bellis comes to Chicago from Phoenix’s KNXV, where he served as chief meteorologist for the past eight years.
“I never thought I’d leave the sunny desert of Arizona,” Bellis said. “but this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. When it comes to forecasting weather, it doesn’t get more exciting than Chicago.”
Here’s Bellis’s goodbye to KNXV:
And also a promo from his time with the ABC-affiliate:
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