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Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane’

His House Destroyed by Irene, Longtime WTNH Meteorologist Now Part of State Campaign for Aid

Mel Goldstein, who retired as WTNH chief meteorologist last month, had his house destroyed by Hurricane Irene and now Connecticut Senator Dick Blumenthal is using his ordeal as an example in trying to win federal emergency aid for the state.

“Mel Goldstein and his wife Arlene, whose home was completely destroyed by flooding from Irene, are being told their homeowners insurance will not cover the damage,” Blumenthal declared, speaking on the Senate floor earlier this week. “The only hope they have is FEMA flood insurance and other FEMA assistance.” Read more

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Tampa Bay’s WTSP Adds Meteorologist Kate Wentzel to Revamped Weather Team

After a string of defections, WTSP has rounded out its revamped weather team with the addition of meteorologist Kate Wentzel this week.  Wentzel comes to WTSP after working as a weekend weathercaster for West Palm Beach ABC-affiliate WPBF–a post that she departed in April.

“Kate is going to be another great addition to the team,” WTSP news director Peter Roghaar said, in announcing the move.  “She brings almost ten years of experience forecasting Florida weather and is hurricane-tested.”

Wentzel, who is set to begin on September 26th, is the third meteorologist to join WTSP in the past two months.  The CBS-affiliate recently named Orlando veteran Jim Van Fleet chief meteorologist and added Mark Collins, a native of St. Petersburg. Read more

WFOR’s David Bernard Works Overtime for CBS As Hurricane Irene Storms Ashore

David Bernard — chief meteorologist at WFOR, the CBS owned-and-operated station in Miami — is working overtime this weekend.

As the hurricane correspondent for CBS News, Bernard is the go-to reporter in case of a major storm. Beginning six days ago, Bernard has been seen reporting on Hurricane Irene for “The Early Show” and “CBS Evening News” — and for the seasoned meteorologist, who has covered Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, Wilma and Rita, there is no end in sight.

“I’ll be helping the network all weekend with their shows,” Bernard tells TVSpy in an email. He confirms he will contribute to “The Early Show,” as well as “CBS Evening News” and “Face the Nation,” as well as for breaking news and a planned CBS special, anchored by Scott Pelley, at 11 a.m.ET Sunday. Read more