KIRO morning Meteorologist Brian Monahan was bumped up the Cox food, moving to WSB in Atlanta.
The station has bumped up weekend weather Anchor Morgan Palmer to mornings and hired Kelly Franson (pictured) from WBTV Charlotte to fill Palmer's spot.
Here is the internal email, obtained by FTVLive and sent to the staff from KIRO News Director Jake Milstein:
As we move into flood/wind season, we have some important weather news about KIRO 7.
First: Morgan Palmer is now officially our morning meteorologist. He has grown tremendously since he came to KIRO 7 in 2011. His ability to explain meteorology to the viewers as they wake up in the morning is terrific. And, his ability to harness the power of social media is hugely impressive #wakeupwithus! Please join me in congratulating him on a well-deserved promotion.
Second: We have hired a new meteorologist who will work primarily on the weekends but will also fill in for Morgan and Sam. Kelly Franson is from the Northwest originally (Idaho). She worked at two stations in Idaho before going really really far away. She currently works at WBTV in Charlotte and is excited to be coming back to the best corner of the map. She starts in the 2nd week of December.