WNBC and Today Show fill in Meteorologist Chris Cimino have announced that he is leaving the NBC flagship station.
Cimino joined WNBC back in 1995 and has Anchored Today in New York for the station, along with being a substitute meteorologist for the NBC network's Today program.
This was the internal memo sent to the staff and obtained by FTVLive:
From: "Morris, Amy (NBCUniversal)"
Date: June 24, 2019 at 1:47:46 PM EDT
To: "@NBC Uni WNBC AllEmployees"
Subject: Chris Cimino
Chris Cimino. Born and raised right here in Queens. A Mets fan to the end. He grew up watching News 4 New York and weather was his calling. For 24 years, Chris has given our viewers everything they need to brave the day’s weather.
And now, Chris is leaving WNBC to begin a new adventure-- which includes one of his passions, travel. He summed up his experience at News 4 New York:
"To my friends and family at WNBC, as well as to all the loyal and devoted viewers, I want to thank all of you who had a part in helping my career evolve here as well as for being there for me in the tough times.
I’ve been through many life events in my time here, some wonderful, some personally difficult. I’m excited about the next chapters of my life’s journey.“
Chris has covered major weather stories for us and NBC News. From Superstorm Sandy, to Hurricane Katrina and the many crippling snowstorms the Tri-State has weathered.
Beyond forecasting, Chris interviewed countless celebrities— highlighted by a one-on-one with singer Elton John, a moment he calls a dream come true.
Chris’s last day with us is July 2nd and before he leaves, we will hold a get together in his honor on Friday, June 28th at Faces and Names on 159 W. 54th Street. from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
We wish Chris well and thank him for being such a dedicated member of the News 4 New York team.