Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Houston being invaded by WFLA meteorologists

Megan Hatton
Megan Hatton
Megan Hatton will follow fellow WFLA meteorologist Brooks Garner to Houston

I first reported Monday that Brooks Garner is coming to KHOU 11 from WFLA News Channel 8 Tampa, but he's not the only WFLA meteorologist that will make a move to Houston.

In what Garner referred to as the "Texodus" on Facebook, his colleague, weekend morning meteorologist Megan Hatton, will be following her husband who has been working as a KTRK abc13 director for the past few months according to WFLA. The station's news management must be thrilled about losing two weather folks at the same time.

Hatton posted this message on her Facebook page about future life in Houston:

"March 31st will be my last day on the WFLA airwaves. My husband accepted a job in Houston this past October and we've been living apart since then. It's time for me to join him and start our new life in Texas. I can't express enough gratitude for the opportunities I had here. This was a dream come true for a science-loving-small-town-Ohio girl who only visited the beach once a year. The last 6 years have taught me lessons I'll never forget. My husband promised I could take some time off once I moved, so I don't have any cool job to brag about just yet. In the meantime I'll be rehabbing my sweet puppy after she undergoes her double hip procedure tomorrow."

According to her bio, Hatton joined WFLA in 2007 as a weather producer and fill-in meteorologist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science. The Northeast Ohio native developed a passion for weather at the age of nine after a she received a book about thunderstorms.

Hatton will have to keep checking my Texas TV jobs page to see if there is an open television meteorologist position in town.

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