Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Former KPRC 2 meteorologist Byron Miranda talks new KNBC gig

Former KPRC 2 morning meteorologist Byron Miranda has wanted to be back working in Los Angeles since leaving Houston. Now he will be once again as the new weekend meteorologist on KNBC 4 (the NBC owned and operated station).

"I'm thrilled to be moving back home and being part of the NBC family once again," Miranda told the mikemcguff.com blog.

Miranda has worked at such places as KCBS in LA, CNN and most recently as the chief meteorologist at KGTV, the ABC Affiliate in San Diego. However his first job was far from the hallways of a television studio.

"I always wanted to be on air, just took a circuitous route getting there," Miranda said.

While in college, Miranda needed a job to pay the bills after getting married. A friend, who was a cop, suggested he worked for the Oakland Police Department. So he put on the badge.

"Before I knew it I was arresting potential viewers," he joked.

Once he landed a job as an assignments editor at KTVU in San Francisco, he left the police department and the rest is history.

I told Miranda that I've been following his career since he left Houston, because every time I post about him, there is lots of reader interest.

"Hard to believe anyone in Houston remembers me from my short stint there," Miranda told me. "I had the misfortune of seeing the managers that hired me be let go shortly after I arrived. However, I did have enough time to learn how nice folks in Houston are."

Miranda starts with KNBC on May 2, so if you find yourself in LA, tune him in!

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