This Sacramento Station has Lost its Pecker

KTXL (Sacramento) Weather Anchor Darren Peck is headed up The 5 and going to Seattle. 

The longtime weatherman reported the Sacramento area forecast for the last time Wednesday at the Fox affiliate KTXL.

“There’s an opportunity in Seattle,” Peck said on air. “They need somebody to come up and fill in some gaps up there, so I’m gonna go up there and try out the Pacific Northwest for a little while. This was not an easy decision by any means. I love Northern California, and I love working with all of you guys.”

“This was Darren’s choice and we will miss him,” Monika Diaz, KTXL’s news director, told The Sacramento Bee. “We wish him the best in Seattle.”

Peck said in a Facebook post that he will be working for King 5 News for the rest of the summer and “perhaps longer.”