This Cleveland Anchor is Going Network


WEWS meteorolgist Janessa Webb is leaving the station and headed to the Peacock. 

Webb will join NBC News later this summer as on-air meteorologist and producer.

Based at the network's 30 Rock headquarters in New York, she'll appear on the "Early Today" program and contribute to weather coverage on MSNBC.

"I'm so honored and my big old smile is bigger than ever," Webb, 34, said in an email to "This has been my dream since I was a little girl."

The new job means Webb will be working alongside former Cleveland weather forecaster, Al Roker, as well as NBC/MSNBC's national team of meteorologists including Dylan Dreyer and Bill Karins.

Still, the Anchorage native said it was a hard decision to leave Cleveland (yeah right).

"Extremely. Coming from Alaska three years ago was a big leap of faith for me," she said. "The people I've met here in Cleveland are incredible."

Webb's last day at WEWS is July 29.

"I'm overjoyed, but now the real work begins. I'm ready to learn, grow and get after it!"