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WIAT Adds Meteorologist Gene Norman

Former Houston meteorologist Gene Norman has joined WIAT in Birmingham, AL, as chief meteorologist.

Norman, whose bio is already on the CBS affiliate’s website wrote, “I’m looking forward to working with a strong team committed to giving Alabama viewers life-saving information when the skies grow dark.  When it’s time to get out and enjoy a sunny day, I’ll tell you that too.”

WIAT news director Bill Payer told TVSpy, Norman goes on-air Monday. He will anchor the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts.

Norman last worked as chief meteorologist at Houston CBS affiliate KHOU. He left the station November 2012.

According to Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, WIAT has seen recent staff changes.  The station recently lost morning meteorologist Kalee Dionne to Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB.

[Mike McGuff] [Houston Chronicle]

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KHOU’s David Paul Named Chief Meteorologist

David Paul has been named chief meteorologist at KHOU, the CBS affiliate in Houston.

Paul joined KHOU in 1996, serving as the station’s weekday morning meteorologist for more than 15 years. In tktktk, he moved to the evening shift, delivering forecasts on the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

In a statement announcing the promotion, KHOU news director Phil Bruce called Paul “completely natural and always glad to meet a new friend.”

“David knows the ups and downs of Gulf Coast weather, and that kind of expertise is invaluable when it comes to staying on top of dangerous conditions and giving our viewers the information they need to stay safe,” Bruce said.

Paul replaces Gene Norman, who left KHOU in November.

Chief Meteorologist Gene Norman Out at KHOU

After four years as chief meteorologist at KHOU, Gene Norman has parted ways with the Houston CBS affiliate.

General manager Susan McEldoon told the Houston Chronicle in an email that Norman “left KHOU TV to pursue new opportunities in weather forecasting and meteorology.” Norman was on the air an hour before the statement was made, the Chronicle reports.

McEldoon said David Paul will take over on the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on a temporary basis. Chita Johnson and Mario Gomez will also contribute.

Chita Johnson to Mornings, David Paul to Afternoons at Houston’s KHOU

Changes are coming to the weather team at KHOU, the CBS-affiliate in Houston, media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Chita Johnson, currently the noon and 4 p.m. meteorologist, moves to the morning newscast, where she will work alongside co-anchors Lily Jang and Ron Trevino. The current morning meteorologist, David Paul, will move to the 4 and 5 p.m. newscasts.

Gene Norman will still handle the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, and Mario Gomez will continue as the weekend meteorologist. A station spokesperson told McGuff the changes go into effect on September 3.

Justin Berk on WMAR Departure: ‘We Were Unable to Come to an Agreement. It is That Simple.’

Meteorologist Justin Berk, who was cut loose at Baltimore’s WMAR last week after nine years with the station, has issued a statement about his exit on Facebook:

WMAR and I were unable to come to an agreement. It is that simple. First I want to be clear, it had NOTHING to do with that Ravens bet on TV with the Houston Meteorologist last Friday. That was pure coincidence and man, did Gene Norman get off easy. . It wasn’t money. Oh, and it definitely had nothing to do with a couple of missed calls for a dusting to an inch of snow near the beltway this winter ; )  I may love and push snow, but I stand by my record as a forecaster. I learn from every event, hit or missed … Anyway, the details with the station I am sorry I can’t get into.  Read more

Meteorologist Justin Berk Out at Baltimore’s WMAR

Morning meteorologist Justin Berk has been let go from Baltimore ABC-affiliate WMAR.

“Friday, January 13th was Justin Berk’s last day as a meteorologist on ABC2,” news director Kelly Groft confirmed to TVSpy.

Berk, who has been with WMAR since 2003, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TVSpy.

On Friday, Berk made a bet with Gene Norman, the chief meteorologist at KHOU in Houston, on the outcome of the Baltimore Ravens-Houston Texans playoff game. Terms of the bet dictated the loser had to wear the opposing team’s jersey on the air. Read more

KHOU’s Gene Norman And WMAR’s Justin Berk Bet On Houston-Baltimore Playoff Matchup

Gene Norman, chief meteorologist at KHOU in Houston, and Justin Berk, a meteorologist at WMAR in Baltimore, are going head-to-head this weekend as the Baltimore Ravens take on the Houston Texans in the second round of the NFL playoffs.

The terms of the bet: Berk’s crab cakes against Norman’s barbeque sauce, which the loser must eat on the air in the opposing team’s gear (watch above). Read more