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WMC’s Dave Brown Will Cut Hours, as Ron Childers Steps Up

Brown ChildersMemphis NBC affiliate WMC has begun the process of building a weather department that is not led by chief meteorologist Dave Brown. The 37-year-veteran announced Wednesday he would scale back his hours, and appear exclusively on the 6 p.m. news, starting in September:

“I have asked for a reduced schedule at WMC Action News 5,” he explained. “I am not retiring, but feel this is the proper time to begin a transition to fewer hours in the workplace. I have worked since the age of 10. I have enjoyed a 52 year career in broadcasting, including 37 years so far here at WMC. For many of those years I have worked a six-day week and have worked nights since 1973.”

He continued, “I have been blessed with the support of my employers, my co-workers and my family. I am also grateful for the tremendous support I have received from our viewers. Many of those viewers have asked me not to retire, so this is a compromise that will give me more time to enjoy activities that I have not been able to do. I am in good health and look forward to enjoying entertainment and sports events and to traveling more. I want to emphasize that this is completely at my request, and thank WMC for indulging me as I continue my career in this reduced schedule.”

The station has named Ron Childers managing meteorologist. He will anchor the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Childers has worked mornings in Memphis for 25 years.
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WMC Announces Contract Extension for Dave Brown on His 35th Anniversary With the Station

WMC is celebrating the 35th anniversary of chief meteorologist Dave Brown joining the Memphis NBC-affiliate.

Brown took a look back at his broadcasting career, which spans 50 years, on last night’s evening newscast with Joe Birch and Ursula Madden. After the tribute video, Madden said Brown’s contract was recently up for renewal.

“We can now tell you that Dave Brown loves his job,” she said. “Weighing all his options, he has decided to stay with us for a couple more years and extend his contract. We are so glad that you’re staying with us.”

“I couldn’t bring myself to think about leaving the family yet,” Brown said. Video inside… Read more