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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.

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Scott Kilbury Moving from Arizona to New York

Scott Kilbury will be joining Rochester, NY, NBC affiliate WHEC as news anchor.

KOLD vice president and general manager Debbie Bush told TVSpy Kilbury’s last day with Tucson’s KOLD (CBS) and KMSB (FOX) was Tuesday.

“I would call Tucson home, but the irony is that from age 10-15 I lived in upstate New York,” Kilbury told the Tucson Weekly. “I’m talking to the news director and he’s telling me my mom taught at the same middle school he went to in Utica. There are all these weird connections. For the kids this is the perfect fit. But I’m going to really miss the great people in this community for all their love and support.”

Kilbury worked at KOLD for 12 years. In 2008, he made the switch from sports director to news anchor. He started his career at KPAX in Missoula, MT, and has worked at KOLN in Lincoln, NE. 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.

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

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