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Kevin Jeanes Named Chief Meteorologist at KOLD-KMSB

KEVIN JEANESKevin Jeanes is joining KOLD-KMSB in Tucson as chief meteorologist on January 6. Jeanes comes from WWBT in Richmond, where he has been a meteorologist since 2010.

Jeanes replaces Chuck George, who left the station earlier this year. During his time at KOLD, George took several leaves of absence related to his severe depression. He is currently pursuing an academic career, according to the station.

“I am very excited to join such a respected team of meteorologists at KOLD/KMSB,” Jeanes said in a statement. “Tucson is in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and I can’t wait to make the move.”

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KOLD Meteorologist Chuck George Takes Another Leave of Absence

KOLD chief meteorologist Chuck George has taken another leave of absence from the Tucson CBS affiliate, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

George has taken at least two medical leaves of absence in the past two years. In May, he revealed that he suffers from severe depression. He has not appeared on KOLD since early June, according to a search of TVEyes.

KOLD vice president and general manager Debbie Bush did not return TVSpy’s request for comment.

KOLD Meteorologist Chuck George: I Suffer From Severe Depression


KOLD meteorologist Chuck George, who has been on a leave of absence from the Tucson CBS affiliate since last month, has revealed that he suffers from severe depression.

“I want to share this story for two reasons. One is that I really need to heal myself,” George said on Thursday’s evening newscast (video above). “It’s kind of a final process in what I’m going through. And another is that I want people to know that they’re not alone. I thought I was alone for a long time. And I know I’m not now.” Read more

KOLD Meteorologist Chuck George Taking Leave of Absence

Chuck George, chief meteorologist for Tucson CBS affiliate KOLD, is taking a leave of absence.

KOLD general manager Debbie Bush confirmed with TVSpy George was taking the leave of absence, but gave no indication of why or how long he would be gone saying she could not comment on employee matters.

George took a previous leave of absence from the station in September of 2011 after sending strange tweets and appearing slow and rambling while on air.

VIDEO: Spider Interrupts KOLD Meteorologist

KOLD chief meteorologist Chuck George had his weather forecast interrupted by an uninvited guest during last night’s 10 p.m. newscast (video after the jump).

The Tucson CBS affiliate’s website said George was unsure of what to do with the large arachnid but gave the the director enough time to take a close up without weather graphics.

He didn’t know if he should call attention to it, afraid the audience wouldn’t be able to see it, but what appeared to be a wolf spider was too large to go unnoticed!

After pointing out the spider, George and the rest of the news team continued with the show. Watch inside… Read more

After Leave Of Absence, Chuck George Returns to Tucson’s KOLD

Chuck George, who took a leave of absence from Tucson CBS-affiliate KOLD after a rambling appearance on the air last month, has returned to his post as chief meteorologist.

George made his first appearance to little fanfare on yesterday’s 4 p.m. newscast, which is co-anchored by Scott Kilbury and Heather Rowe.  “We want to welcome back chief meteorologist Chuck George, who joins us now with a check of the forecast,” Kilbury said. George went on to report the weather on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

“It worked out well,” KOLD general manager Debbie Bush told Inside Tucson Business. “We actually had a change in weather today.” Bush did not comment on the details of the chief meteorologist’s absence.

On September 6, George Tweeted 33 times in rapid succession about a variety of topics — like Sharon Osboure and the cleanliness of the restrooms at KOLD — before appearing slow and sluggish on the evening newscast. He was unable to finish his weather report, leaving his co-anchors to finish it for him. Read more

Troy Barrett Filling In For Chuck George on KOLD

KOLD, the CBS-affliliate in Tucson, has brought on freelance weathercaster Troy Barrett to help the station in Chuck George‘s absence.

George has been absent from his post as chief meteorologist since mid-September, when he appeared on the evening newscast to be slow and rambling, on the same day he Tweeted a string of bizarre messages. The station announced the next day that George would take a leave of absence and would be back on the air within six weeks.

Barrett was most recently a weathercaster and news anchor for KIMA in Yakima, WA. He has previously worked as a weathercaster at KNXV in Phoenix, KDRV in Medford, OR and KVIA in El Paso.

KOLD Meteorologist on 6-Week Leave for Being ‘Under the Weather’

KOLD expects chief meteorologist Chuck George to be back in six weeks following a leave of absence that is reportedly due to him being “under the weather.”

Earlier this week, the Tucson CBS-affiliate publicly announced that George was taking a break after a string of strange behavior that included an erratic showing during a newscast on September 6th.  The following day news director Michelle Germano told staff via email that George was “under the weather” and “hopefully getting some rest.”

KOLD vice president and general manager Debbie Bush tells the Arizona Daily Star that she expects him back in about six weeks.

According to the Daily Star, KOLD producers called Pima Community College to tell them that George would no longer be teaching his class there.

KOLD’s Chuck George Taking Leave of Absence After On-Air Rambling, Strange Tweets

Tucson CBS affiliate KOLD announced last night that chief meteorologist Chuck George is taking a leave of absence following an incident of on-air rambling and a string of strange Tweets.

“We want to give you an update tonight on our friend and co-worker, chief meteorologist Chuck George,” Dan Marries, anchor of KOLD’s 6 p.m. news, said on the broadcast last night. “Chuck is taking a leave of absence from KOLD News 13. We hope that Chuck will be back with us in the next six weeks or so.”

George has not been on the air since September 6, when Marries and co-anchor Heather Rowe had to finish George’s forecast after the meteorologist appeared slow and rambling while on the air. That same day, George Tweeted 33 times in rapid succession on a variety of different, and sometimes strange, topics. Read more