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Monday, October 20, 2014

Bob French joins KAGS Bryan-College Station

Bob French files federal lawsuit against former employer KBTX, now joins competitor KAGS

Bob French
Bob French
Things are heating up in the Brazos Valley. Last December, we learned that chief meteorologist Bob French filed a complaint about his former employer, KBTX Bryan/College Station, claiming discrimination and retaliation.

Then last summer French filed a federal lawsuit against KBTX claiming breach of contract, age and disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as violations against the Federal Medical Leave Act.

Today we learn that the longtime Aggieland met is leaving for the competition. Here is more from the KAGS press release:

KAGS-HD News, the NBC affiliate in the Brazos Valley, is proud to announce that Bob French is joining its team as Chief Meteorologist.

Bob brings more than 30 years of experience forecasting the weather for the Brazos Valley and Southeast Texas combined. He has spent more than 20 years covering the Brazos Valley.

You can watch Bob weeknights at 6 and 10 p.m. beginning Monday, October 20th. You can also check his daily updates on, facebook and twitter.

"The Brazos Valley has been my home since 1990,” Bob French said. “I am so blessed that I can serve the residents here with my passion for weather and experience in forecasting."

“We are excited to have Bob on our team,” KAGS-HD news director Luke Simons said. “Bob is not only a great meteorologist, but a great person that truly loves this area.”

“We’re excited to have a meteorologist with a vast amount of experience forecasting the local weather,” KAGS-HD station manager Roby Somerford said.

KAGS-HD news can be seen Monday-Friday on Suddenlink (ch. 6 and 730 HD), over-the-air (channel 23.1), and on DIRECTV (channel 23.1) in the Brazos Valley.

Shel Winkley replaces Bob French at KBTX 3

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