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Posts Tagged ‘Cheryl Lemke’

Omaha Meteorologist Says Her Contract Wasn’t Renewed

lemke wowtMeteorologist Cheryl Lemke has left Omaha NBC affiliate WOWT.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I let you know that management at WOWT has decided not to renew my contract and so I am no longer working at WOWT,” Lemke wrote on her facebook page.

Her bio page has been removed from the WOWT website. We asked WOWT for comment but haven’t heard back.

Before coming to to WOWT in February 2013, she worked at WSBT in South Bend, Ind., WXIA in Atlanta, WTHI in Terre Haute, Ind. and The Weather Channel.

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On the Move, 6/6/13

Mark Greenblatt, a former national correspondent for ABC News in New York, has joined The E.W. Scripps Co. as national investigative correspondent.

Meteorologist Alexandra Wilson has joined The Weather Channel in Atlanta. She most recently worked at WHNS in Greenville, S.C.

After 13 years at CNN, Jacqui Jeras returns to local television as a morning meteorologist for WJLA in Washington, D.C.

Bill Kelly has joined WSYX in Columbus as chief meteorologist. Previously, Kelly servied in the same role at KHQ in Spokane. Read more

Meteorologists Mike LaPoint, Cheryl Lemke Join WOWT

Meteorologists Mike LaPoint and Cheryl Lemke have joined WOWT, the NBC affiliate in Omaha.

LaPoint comes to WOWT from WPXI in Pittsburgh, where worked for five years. He will be WOWT’s chief meteorologist, replacing Jim Flowers, who left the station in December.

Lemke joins WOWT from WSBT in South Bend, where she has worked since 2010. Prior to that, Lemke spent 22 years at The Weather Channel. In her new role at WOWT, she will focus on special projects for the station and its weather-related digital channel.

“We know that the most important coverage for you and your family is tracking, alerting and accurately forecasting local weather where you live to help you plan your day every day,” the station said in announcing the hires.

WSBT Scrambles to Find Weathercasters as Two Meteorologists Give Birth

This year, WSBT news director John Haferkamp was faced with an unusual problem: the station’s two meteorologists, Cari Peugeot and Abby Weppler, were both pregnant and had due dates within weeks of one another.

“When Cari and Abby told me they were expecting, the first thing I did was check my anti-venom supply, because it felt like I’d been snake bit,” Haferkamp jokes. “Then I assembled the troops and we put together an action plan.” Read more