Out The Door in O-Town

While the Feb book is in full swing, Orlando's News 13 has parted ways with one of their longtime Weather Anchors.

Longtime meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella left the station on Wednesday and no one is saying as to why? 

Cocchiarella did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

But News 13 owner Bright House released a statement yesterday afternoon saying: "Dave Cocchiarella chose to no longer be with News 13. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

His bio has been scrubbed from the station's website. 

What happened? Several industry observers theorized that Cocchiarella wasn't getting the chief meteorologist's job to succeed Jeff Day and decided to clear out.

Cocchiarella had been with the station for 16 years. 

H/T Orlando Sentinel