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03-15-2010, 08:10 PM
A few years ago I turned on the independent San Diego TV station and was surprised (don't know why) to see John Coleman doing the weather. Does anyone back there know when/why he left Chicago? Did he go directly to San Diego or did he do a stint somewhere else before coming coming here?
03-15-2010, 09:49 PM
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Coleman_%28news_weathercaster%29)'s article on him doesn't have a date, but apparently he left WMAQ to "retire" in southern California.
Maybe he got tired of the snow like I did.
Tim R. Mortiss
03-16-2010, 10:43 AM
He also did a stint helping to create The Weather Channel. I remember him "retiring" way back when, but obviously he didn't have it in him to settle down.
03-26-2010, 01:14 PM
~~"Coleman was one of Chicago's most popular weather casters, famous for his amusing and irreverent style. It was then that Coleman became the original weather caster on what was then the brand-new ABC network morning program, Good Morning America. He stayed seven years with this top-rated program anchored by David Hartman and Joan Lunden.
In 1981, he persuaded communications entrepreneur Frank Batten to help establish The Weather Channel, serving as TWC's CEO and President during the start-up and its first year of operation. After leaving TWC, Coleman became weather anchor at WCBS-TV in New York and then at WMAQ-TV in Chicago, before moving to Southern California to join the independent television station, KUSI-TV in San Diego, in what Coleman fondly calls, "his retirement job."~~Wikipedia
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