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Rick Mecklenburg Out at WXMI

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Chief meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg is out at WXMI, the Fox-affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mecklenburg joined the station in May 2012, after filling in for Peter Chan in 2011.

The Grand Rapids Press spoke with WXMI creative services director Travis Henkaline, who confirmed that Mecklenburg is no longer working at the station.

“We’re currently considering our options as far as his replacement is concerned,” Henkaline told The Press writer Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk.

Mecklenburg acknowledged his departure from WXMI in Tweet last night:

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Rick Mecklenburg Joins WXMI as Chief Meteorologist

Rick Mecklenburg has joined WXMI, the Fox-affiliate in Grand Rapids, as chief meteorologist.

Mecklenburg officially joined the station on May 1. He made his on-air debut last week.

Mecklenberg is a former chief meteorologist at WSBT, the CBS-affiliate in South Bend. He filled in on WXMI after the departure of chief meteorologist Peter Chan last year. [via NewsBlues]

Chief Meteorologist Peter Chan Out at WXMI

WXMI chief meteorologist Peter Chan is out the door at the Grand Rapids Fox-affiliate.

“We thank him for the time he’s been with us, and we wish him well in the future,” WXMI news director Kerri Cavanaugh told mlive.com.

Chan was a member of the original WXMI news team, which debuted in 1999. His last day on the air was Thursday. Cavanaugh said the station has not made a decision on who will succeed Chan as chief meteorologist.