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Meteorologist Crystal Egger Joins KNBC

Crystal Egger is joining KNBC, the NBC owned station in Los Angeles, as the meteorologist for the morning newscast.

“Crystal’s skills and in-depth knowledge will be a great addition to our team, and will deliver to our viewers the weather information they need to start their days,” KNBC vice president of news Todd Mokhtari said in a statement.

Egger joins KNBC from The Weather Channel, where she was a meteorologist for the network’s primetime programming. She has previously worked at KDVR in Denver, KIFI in Idaho Falls and Cable News 16 in San Diego.

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Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin Joins WTAE

Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin is joining WTAE, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh. He begins October 1 as the station’s morning and noon meteorologist.

MacLaughlin comes from WTNH in Hartford-New Haven, where he has worked since 2011. He has also worked at WPIX in New York City, KXAS in Dallas and WPHL in Philadelphia, as well as at The Weather Channel.

“From tropical storms to full-blown Nor’easters, Steve has tracked a wide variety of weather events,” WTAE president and general manager Charles W. Wolfertz III said in a statement. “His impressive experience forecasting storms will serve Pittsburghers well during severe weather.”

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WCSH Meteorologist Keith Carson Joining The Weather Channel

WCSH meteorologist Keith Carson is leaving the Portland, Maine NBC affiliate for The Weather Channel.

“We are thrilled for him and very proud of the work he’s done in Maine to be moved up to the big leagues,” the station said in a statement.

Carson joined WCSH from WPTZ, the NBC affiliate in Plattsburgh, N.Y., in 2010. His last day in Portland will be July 29, and he will begin at The Weather Channel in August.

Eric Fisher Named Chief Meteorologist at WBZ

Eric Fisher is joining WBZ in Boston as chief meteorologist. He will officially join the CBS O&O August 19.

Fisher returns to Boston from Atlanta, where he has been a meteorologist at The Weather Channel since 2010. He has also worked as a meteorologist for WFXT in Boston and WGGB in Springfield, Mass.

“Eric is a native New Englander who’s very familiar with our area’s dynamic weather, and he has a track record for spot-on forecasting,” WBZ news director John Verrilli said in a statement. “He also has a great deal of experience reporting live, in extreme weather, and his skills will serve the community well when he reports on breaking weather from the WBZ Mobile AccuWeather Lab.”

Fisher will handle the weather forecasts on the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WBZ and the 10 p.m. newscast on sister station WSBK. Todd Gutner, who is currently the evening meteorologist, will shift to mornings, replacing Melissa Mack, who left WBZ earlier this year. Barry Burbank, who has been filling in on the morning newscast since Mack’s departure, will be the weekend morning meteorologist and Joe Joyce will be the weekend evening meteorologist.

Meteorologist Adam Berg Joins WTVJ

Adam Berg is the new weekend evening meteorologist at WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in Miami.

Until October, Berg was a meteorologist at The Weather Channel, where he worked for almost 14 years. He began his career as a forecaster and weather briefer for The Weather Network in Toronto.

“Adam’s solid background as a meteorologist will make him a great addition to the NBC 6 Weather team,” vice president of news Migdalia Figueroa said in a statement. “We’re also excited about the energy he will bring to our weekend evening newscasts.”

Local Broadcasters Critical of The Weather Channel’s Plan to Name Storms

Just days after The Weather Channel’s announcement it would name significant winter storms, the Washington Post is reporting broadcast meteorologists are questioning the move.

The Post reports the idea may stem from good intentions, but wonders whether a broadcasting outlet should be in charge of weather forecasting,

It’s a bold (even arrogant?) move, because – in a sense – TWC is laying claim to custody of the nation’s major winter weather events.

The article quotes several local meteorologists who view the move with skepticism,

Andrew Freiden, a broadcast meteorologist in Richmond, (WWBT) put it bluntly: “Weather Channel to name Winter Storms! First Thought: “Who died and made them King?!”

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