Crossing the Street in Palm Springs

After almost 20 years predicting the weather for KESQ (Palm Springs), Meteorologist Ginger Jeffries has left the station and is crossing the street to competitor KMIR.

Jeffries announced her new position as Chief Meteorologist at KMIR Tuesday.

"I am ecstatic to join the KMIR News team!" she said in a news release. "Their commitment to the community and responsible news coverage is something I admire. This is a professional goal come true for me!"

"We are honored that Ginger recognizes the commitment to local news and weather that KMIR News brings to the Coachella Valley," Gene Steinberg, Vice President and General Manager of KMIR, said in a news release. "We are thrilled Ginger is making the switch to KMIR News."

As for her old station, where she spent nearly two decades? KESQ General Manager Mike Stutz says, “We thank Ginger for her many years of service.”

20 years at the station and you get one line as you walk out the door. 

Jeffries will begin appearing on KMIR News in September.