After WSYR (Syracuse) announced a big staffing shuffle, they have come out with another and it's a biggie.
After five years away from TV, former chief meteorologist Dave Eichorn will return to the ABC affiliate in 2014.
News Director Rob Cartwright said, “one of the most common questions I get from our viewers is whether [Eichorn] will ever come back to NewsChannel 9.”
Eichorn worked at NewsChannel 9 from 1990 through 2008, when he left to spend more time with family.
Eichorn has also been sharing his talents with the forecasters of tomorrow, teaching meteorology classes at SUNY Oswego, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and at Onondaga Community College.
“His return strengthens our already dominate weather brand – adding a proven Central New York forecaster to our already strong team of meteorologists,” said Cartwright.
Eichorn’s shift has yet to be determined, but Cartwright said Dave Longley will retain the title of Chief Meteorologist, which he obtained when Eichorn left in 2008.
Currently, Longley appears on the station’s 5, 6 and 11pm newscasts.
We'll have to wait and see where the station is going to put the former Weatherman.