After hyping it as “big news” throughout the weekend, WKMG announced on its Morning News show Monday that meteorologist Larry Mowry is leaving to head to CBS O&O KTVT in Dallas. Anchor Erick Weber said in announcing Mowry’s departure, “We want to let you know about our secret. Just learned about it, what, about a week ago.” (Well, actually it was back in November, but we digress.)
In addition to Mowry telling viewers how much he will miss Central Florida and that his last day is Jan. 3, he announced his successor: meteorologist Eric Wilson
from Post-Newsweek sister station WDIV-NBC 4 in Detroit. Wilson was introduced via live shot from his snow-covered front yard in Detroit — which featured a huge Mickey Mouse Christmas ornament.
Wilson said his wife is a huge Disney fan — every Christmas ornament they have has something to do with Disney — so they are looking forward to coming to Orlando. According to his bio, he is the primary met on WDIV’s NBC WeatherPlus channel and does the station’s noon show as well as appearances on other newscasts.