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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Albert Ramon leaving KVUE Austin for?

UPDATE JUNE 15, 2020
Erika Lopez re-joins KVUE Austin

KVUE 24 Austin Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon is heading to News Nation on WGN America

So where is Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon going after he leaves KVUE 24 Austin after a decade?

He just announced announced May 9th on Facebook he was leaving Austin and the TEGNA Texas station:

Hey friends, I have a life announcement to share with you all:

After an amazing 10 years in Austin, I will be leaving KVUE later this month. My last day on-air will be Wednesday, May 20th.

Working at KVUE has been the honor of a lifetime, especially the last 4 years serving as chief meteorologist. I love this station and this community so much, the decision to leave was not an easy one.

I've been blessed to make so many close friends here and work for managers who truly care about my career. This has been a dream job.

Earlier this year I told the management team that I would only leave KVUE for an opportunity I couldn't pass up and that's what has happened. My new employers are planning a big announcement, so I'll be able to tell you all the details about my next career move soon. The good news is that the new gig will still allow me to cover Texas weather extensively.

Thank you for allowing me to be a source for your weather information for the last decade here in Central Texas. I'm grateful for your support and trust over the years, but this isn't goodbye. You'll still be able to see me and follow me on social media for weather updates, especially when the weather turns rough.


Albert Ramon is heading to News Nation

UPDATE MAY 18, 2020
KVUE says goodbye to Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon

Now Scott Jones at FTVLive is reporting that Ramon is heading to Nexstar Media Group's News Nation on WGN America. Yep, gone are the days of my youth watching Bozo and Cubs game from ChicagoLand.

Deadline is reporting the new primetime cable block of news will premiere from Chicago's WGN studios on September 1, 2020.

As for Ramon's new national gig in Chicago, Nexstar hasn't made an official announcement yet.

Ramon started at KVUE almost 11 years ago. In October of 2009 he was named the weekend morning/evening meteorologist/reporter eventually moving up to the chief job in April of 2016.

The Beeville native started in broadcasting in 2004 at K99 Country KRYS-FM Corpus Christi. Just a few months later he joined CBS 10 KZTV Corpus where he also worked his way up to chief meteorologist.

Earlier in 2020, Ramon was actually splitting his time at KVUE and TEGNA sister station KIII Corpus Christi where he was filling in for Bill Vessey who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke.

UPDATE JUNE 15, 2020
Erika Lopez re-joins KVUE Austin

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