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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

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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

WMAR Becomes First Station in Baltimore to Start Mornings at 4:30

ABC-affiliate WMAR became the first station in Baltimore to begin its morning newscast at 4:30 a.m. today. Following a national trend, WMAR debuted its expanded newscast this morning.

“People are waking up earlier to get to work and to get their families going,” news director Kelly Groft pointed out, “and we’ll be there first thing in the morning to help them start their day off right.”

The expanded newscast features WMAR’s established morning team of anchors Megan Pringle and Charley Crowson, and meteorologist Justin Berk (promo video above). Read more