From Weatherman to Vice President


I have no idea what to make of this.... 

KWTV Weatherman Gary England has been named to a new corporate role where he will focus on severe storm mitigation, technology innovation, and audience relations.

“I’ve been blessed to be able to do something that I love for over 40 years and have always enjoyed the challenge of change,” said England. “All of this represents a new, fresh and bold approach on my road of life and business. I am therefore very enthusiastic about the future.

And remember, Stay With News 9, I’ll keep you advised.” 

When his daily, on-air forecast duties end on August 30, England will take on the new role of Vice President for Corporate Relations and Weather Development with a primary mission to continue to improve and develop enhanced weather systems and procedures to help keep Oklahomans safe.

England will also be developing a new signature on-air franchise named “Gary’s I’ll Keep You Advised,” which will focus on long term weather patterns and events. He will also continue to represent News 9 at speeches, industry conferences and serve as in-house weather expert.

“Gary England is an icon. The impact that he has had on Oklahoma and the field of meteorology is unparalleled,” said Griffin Communications Chairman and CEO, David Griffin. “His dedication and passion for weather has revolutionized severe weather systems and coverage not only in Oklahoma but throughout the world. When you see television weather across America, you are seeing the results of Gary’s work.”

So if it weren't for Gary, I would have never had TV weather reports? 

are you as confused as I am?  

With Gary now becoming the VP of all TV weather, or whatever his new role is....does that mean an end to the Gary England Drinking Game? 

I hope not!