New Chief in Little Rock

Sinclair’s KATV has named Barry Brandt as its new chief meteorologist.

Brandt will lead forecast the weather for the station’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

"I'm honored to have been chosen to lead such a great team of meteorologists," said Brandt. "Arkansas has been my home for more than thirty years now, and in that time I've developed a deep love for our state and its people, as well as a unique understanding of Arkansas weather patterns an understanding shared by the rest of the Channel 7 Weather team, all native Arkansans delivering the most accurate weather forecasts each and every day. I truly believe that our team of meteorologists are unmatched in this market, or anywhere in the country."

KATV News Director Nick Genty commented, "I'm excited to name Barry as KATV’s chief. Barry has shown his passion and commitment to alert and protect Arkansans for more than 30 years. I know with Barry leading the most experienced weather team in the state, viewers will continue to trust KATV as their source for weather information."