Steve Weagle, WPTV’s chief meteorologist, signed on the air at the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 14, 1998. His tenure at WPTV includes Hurricane Frances in 2004, where he talked South Floridians through the storm for almost 67 consecutive hours. 20 year anniversary video Let's travel back in time. Michael […]
Steve Weagle, WPTV’s chief meteorologist, signed on the air at the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 14, 1998.
His tenure at WPTV includes Hurricane Frances in 2004, where he talked South Floridians through the storm for almost 67 consecutive hours.
Let's travel back in time. Michael Williams WPTV Kelley Dunn and the amazing crew put together a great video looking back at my last two decades at WPTV. I don't even remember some of these moments
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Congratulations to WPTV Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle who is celebrating 20 years at the station.STORY–> https://bit.ly/2NdBlVL
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Then later that month, he did the same during Hurricane Jeanne and a direct hit by Hurricane Wilma a year later.
After an 11-year hurricane drought, Weagle and WPTV guided South Florida through Hurricanes Matthew and Irma in 2016 and 2017.
WPTV’s coverage during Hurricane Irma was the subject of a Market Share column, WPTV Viewers Praise Station’s Irma Coverage
In 2016, he received The Governor’s Award at Florida’s Annual Hurricane Conference.
“We can’t thank Steve enough for his incredible contribution to our community. For the past 20 years he’s provided extensive knowledge, expertise and been a calming influence during difficult weather events,” said Lloyd Bucher, WPTV’s general manager.
“In addition to what you see on air, Steve is also a force for charity and giving back to our community. WPTV and our viewing audience is in good hands thanks in large part to Steve Weagle.”
For the past 20 years, Weagle has supported the South Florida chapter of the American Red Cross with Steve’s Ride for the Red Cross.
He spends five days pedaling 120 miles from Sebastian, Fla., at the northern tip of the DMA to very southern end of the DMA, in Boca Raton.
All donations go to the American Red Cross of South Florida. Steve’s Ride for the Red Cross also creates awareness about hurricane preparedness.
Click here to read “WPTV Meteorologist Bikes Entire Market For Charity.”
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NOTE: It’s not often that an on-air talent, an anchor or meteorologist, works at the some station for 20 years or more. So WPTV and Steve Weagle have every reason to celebrate this important milestone.
Does your station have someone who’s been at the station for 20 years or more? Let me know and I’ll share the news.