Former Channel 11 meteorologist Mike LaPoint, who was uncermoniously jerked around throughout his tenure at WPXI, has landed a new gig. He always seemed like a nice guy so I hope he'll get better treatment at his new station.
Read the release after the jump. ...
LaPoint has been named chief meteorologist at WOWT, the NBC affiliate in Omaha, Neb. Below is the station press release:
We know that the most important coverage for you and your family is tracking, alerting and
accurately forecasting local weather where you live to help you plan your day every day. On
sunny days, on windy days, on disruptive weather days and severe weather days…
Leading this commitment to our community, we’re proud to announce….
Mike LaPoint will lead the Channel 6 News Weather Authority as Chief Meteorologist.
Mike has more than 20 years of experience as a broadcast meteorologist, forecasting every
kind of weather. He has been at the helm in tornado alley, in the bitter cold/extreme heat, and
taken on a hurricane. He is an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and is a member of the
National Weather Association. Mike is “coming home” to the Midwest. A Lawrence, KS native,
Mike is a graduate of University of Kansas. His wife Jenny is from Cedar Rapids IA. They and
their 3 children are thrilled to be close to family.
Also joining the Weather Authority is Cheryl Lemke. Cheryl is a member of the National
Weather Association who spent 22 years with The Weather Channel. Cheryl is also coming
home, having grown up in Omaha and graduated from Iowa State University. In addition to
forecasting, Cheryl will focus on special projects for WOWT (6.1) and its digital channel, The
Weather Authority Channel (6.2).
Mike and Cheryl with Meteorologists Rusty Lord, Jill Gilardi and Greg Armbrecht, make up the
largest and most experienced weather team in the Omaha metro area.
More people with more forecasting experience powered by the newest and most advanced HD
weather forecasting technology in the Heartland…
Only from The Channel Six Weather Authority, leading the way in weather innovation.
WOWT is owned by Gray Television, Inc. a television broadcast company headquartered in
Atlanta, GA. Gray currently operates 36 television stations serving 30 markets.