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On the Move, 7/14/14

Rhonda Lee joins Weather Nation as an on-air meteorologist. She previously worked at KTBS in Shreveport, La.

Jim Kosek joins KCTV in Kansas City, where he will forecast the weekend evening weather. He comes from KTVX in Salt Lake City, where he was the chief meteorologist.

A.J. Good joins WVVA in Bluefield, W.V. as sports director. Good previously worked at WCHS-WVAH in Charleston, W.V., where he was a sports anchor and reporter.

Alex Kopilow, previously a reporter at KSWO in Lawton, Okla., joins TWC News – Hudson Valley in Middletown, N.Y.

Alexis King joins WTVC in Chattanooga from WACH in Columbia, S.C. At WTVC, King will anchor the evening newscasts.

Journalists in this post are represented by David Brunner of DB & Associates.

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Meteorologist Jim Kosek on Joining KTVX in Salt Lake

Just a week after taking over his new post as chief meteorologist at KTVX, Jim Kosek talks to FishbowlNY about making the move from Pennsylvania to Salt Lake City. The former AccuWeather meteorologist — who is known for his zany personality — says he’s been searching for this opportunity for a long time:

In the last dozen years, as AccuWeather expanded its reach with TV and Internet, so has Kosek. But now he can concentrate on a specific area–in this case—the greater Salt Lake metropolis.

“That’s what I was looking for, for the longest time,” Kosek says. ”Despite many people and colleagues who tell me ’You’ll be bored to tears.’”

KTVX Hires AccuWeather Veteran, and YouTube Favorite, Jim Kosek as Chief Meteorologist

A day after saying goodbye to Roland Steadham, KTVX introduced AccuWeather veteran Jim Kosek as its new chief meteorologist.

Kosek has been with AccuWeather for the past 25 years, working out of the company’s State College headquarters.

KTVX news director Larry Perret sent an email out to staff this afternoon, announcing the hiring.  Kosek’s first day at the station will be January 18th.

While with AccuWeather, Kosek delivered forecasts for a number of markets in the northeast, including New York, Philadelphia, and D.C.  He also became known for his madcap delivery, especially when there was snow in the forecast, and there are dozens of videos on YouTube archiving his nuttier moments on-air. Read more

WATCH: Accuweather’s Jim Kosek deliver the Bronx Zoo Cobra forecast

Last night AccuWeather meteorologist Jim Kosek delivered another one of his over-the-top forecasts which included taunting the now-captured, Bronx Zoo Cobra.

If you haven’t seen one of these, shall we say, non-traditional weather forecasts, SlateV.com talked with Kosek about his style. After the jump..

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