KSDK in St. Louis has hired a Weather Anchor from New Zealand, but he's no stranger to viewers.
The station announced that they have rehired former KSDK employee Chester Lampkin to serve as meteorologist for Today in St. Louis.
“Our weather team is now complete with the addition of Chester,” said News Director Karin Movesian. “This is a great homecoming for him, and a definite plus for our viewers, who will have five meteorologists with the talent and expertise and deep ties to the St. Louis community.”
Chester returns to KSDK after almost two years working as a broadcast and media meteorologist thousands of miles away at MetService of New Zealand. Chester is familiar to many St. Louis viewers, having served as weekend morning meteorologist at 5 On Your Side from March 2012 until May 2015.
“After a two-year stint ‘down under,’ I can’t wait to return to cover the exciting Midwest weather, and to again work with the best news team in the Lou,” Lampkin said. “St. Louis is and will always be my hometown.”
“Chester brings a combination of weather knowledge, technical expertise, personality and a love for the St. Louis community,” said Chief Meteorologist Craig Moeller. “He is going to be a fantastic addition to our weather team.”
He starts at the station tomorrow.