Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Meteorologist musical chairs

Unless your name is Dick Goddard, being a TV station chief meteorogist isn’t a lifetime career at the same station.

The latest:

Weekday noon and weekend evening newscasts WEWS meteorologist Jason Nicholas, at Channel 5 since 2006, will switch to WOIO-Channel 19. But not till his 6-month no-compete clause expires in December.

Mark Johnson has been the chief meteorologist at Channel 5 since 2003.

Nicholas also is host of Channel 5's "Academic Challenge."

It might get crowded at Channel 19, where Jeff Tanchak is chief meteorologist and apparently will remain at the station.

Hinckley native Nicholas got his schooling at Medina High, Ohio University and Mississippi State. He worked at TV stations in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Charleston and Huntington in West Virginia.

Buffalo native Tanchak previously worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rochester, New York, and Wausau, Wisconsin.

These guys change more often than Northeast Ohio weather.

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