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Meteorologist Derek Kevra Set to Join WJBK

derek kevraMeteorologist Derek Kevra is joining WJBK in Detroit, a spokesperson for the Fox O&O confirms to TVSpy. Kevra comes from WWL, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans.

Kevra, who joined WWL in 2009, is the noon and 5 p.m. meteorologist at the station. With his move to Detroit, he returns to the station where he began his television career as an intern. He has also worked at KDRV, the ABC affiliate in Medford, Ore.

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Dan Pope Named Chief Meteorologist at KDRV After Departures of Scott Lewis and Milt Radford

Following the departure of two KDRV weathercasters, Dan Pope will step into the role of chief meteorologist at the ABC affiliate in Medford, Ore.

Both Scott Lewis and Milt Radford have left KDRV, according to the Mail Tribune. Lewis plans to work full-time in real estate and Radford joined a radio station, news director Mark Hatfield said.

Pope joined KDRV in October. He is one of three certified broadcast meteorologists in the Medford market, according to the Mail Tribune.

“NewsWatch 12 remains the only station in the market with a meteorologist forecasting the weather for every newscast, every day,” Hatfield said.

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.