Howard DeMere, the second TV weatherman in St. Louis, died Wednesday after a heart attack.
DeMere started at KSDK when it was the only station in town. He succeeded Jack Garrison who briefly forecast the weather before leaving for a sales job.
For 32 years, DeMere’s worked in St. Louis as a weathermen and then a reporter for KSDK and KSD radio (now KTRS).
In a 2010 feature, KSDK said DeMere “put television weather here on the map.” DeMere told the station, “The weather and the weather set. It started as a simple frame…wooden and covered with a piece of Plexiglass. Write on it with a china marking pencil then you went back over it with a pen and talked about it as you did so…” Read more