Is Tim Deegan Done at First Coast News?


Gannett owned WTVL in Jacksonville has posted a job for Meteorologist.  

This comes after their longtime Weather Anchor Tim Deegan was arrested last week for DUI. 

It appears that Deegan is done at First Coast News. 

The station released a statement about Deegan's arrest basically saying that they don't talk about Deegan's arrest. 

Deegan's bio remains on the station's website, but the fact that WTLV is looking for a new weather anchor does not bode well for Deegan's future.  

The job posting reads: 

First Coast News, Gannett’s NBC/ABC duopoly in Jacksonville, Florida has an opening for a broadcast Meteorologist to produce weathercasts, special weather programs and webcasts, contribute to the station website and our 24/7 digital weather channel and other multimedia efforts.  We take weather seriously and we want to tell the story with interesting video, hyper-local graphics, and an emphasis on the viewer’s needs.

The successful candidate must have four (4) years experience in forecasting and presenting weathercasts.  Must be a certified meteorologist, and a CBM/NWA seal holder.  Must be actively engaged in social media and contribute to digital initiatives on a daily basis.

We put a premium on personal integrity teamwork, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic and winning.

He's a link to the full posting