Columbus Weatherman Diagnosed with Leukemia

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WBNS Chief Meteorologist Chris Bradley told viewers that he has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

In a Facebook post, Bradley said, "As many of you have noticed, I have been absent from the evening weather for the past week. What we thought was simply a cold or flu turned out to be something far more serious.

"On Friday, doctors here at The James Cancer Hospital diagnosed me with acute myeloid leukemia. I have already begun chemotherapy.

"Our family is one of deep faith and we know the power of prayer can and will make a difference. I ask for your prayers to heal my cancer and to comfort my family in this difficult time. The outpouring of love and support from our 10TV family has been amazing and is greatly appreciated!"

Kelly Frank, director of news and digital content, said the WBNS staff was "all stunned and shocked."

"Chris is the heart and soul of the 10TV family in a lot of ways," Frank said. "You couldn't have a more loving and personable guy. And we're all pulling behind him."

Bradley has been with WBNS since 2006. Before that, he was with WSYX-TV (Channel 6) and WTTE-TV (Channel 28). He is an Indianapolis native and 1987 graduate of Indiana University.

H/T Columbus Dispatch