After 17 years at WCVB, meteorologist David Brown is leaving the Boston ABC affiliate to be the chief advancement officer for the Forysth Institute.

“During his time here at WCVB, David has become an indispensable member of the team. David’s skill and unflappable style during major weather events has made him highly valued by viewers,” news director Andrew Vrees said in a statement. “David’s talents—across many aspects of our business—will be sorely missed.”

Brown joined the station in 1995. During his tenure at WCVB, he has also served as a news reporter and anchor.

“For more than 17 years, I’ve been challenged and at times humbled by New England’s weather,” Brown said.  “I’m leaving WCVB with mixed emotions.  It has been my honor to have worked alongside the finest in broadcasting at the nation’s top station.”