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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mike Iscovitz promoted to chief meteorologist for FOX 26 Houston

Mike Iscovitz has been promoted to Chief Meteorologist at FOX 26 KRIV Houston, announced station Vice President and News Director, Susan Schiller

Dr. Jim Siebert joins WeatherNation
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He will remain on the station's weekday morning shows from 4 a.m. through 10 a.m. on "WakeUp! With Sally Mac and Lina" and "Houston's Morning Show," as well as the "FOX 26 News @ Noon." 

Iscovitz will also continue his weekly livestream "Mondays with Mike" for the station's website and social platforms where he discusses various weather topics, from unique cloud formations, to wildfire risks and the threat of drought in Texas. 

The Gulf Coast Weather Authority team at FOX 26 consists of Mike Iscovitz, Lena Maria Arango, John Dawson, and Remeisha Shade.

In making the announcement, "There is no one who understands our Gulf Coast weather and the needs of our viewers better than Mike. In more than two decades at the station, he has taken us through multiple life threatening Hurricanes and tropical storms, such as Harvey in 2017 and Nicholas last year, to deadly TS Allison in 2001 and Texas' Big Freeze when the power grid failed in 2021. Along with his vast knowledge, Mike brings an easy, relatable, and often amusing weather presentation to our on-air audience and digital viewers."

Iscovitz has been with FOX 26 Houston since 2000. Prior to joining the station, he was a meteorologist at KLFY News 10 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Iscovitz holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Florida State University and is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist according to the American Meteorological Society.

Iscovitz added, "This promotion is an honor, but I also recognize that it is a huge responsibility. We have seen more and more frequent extreme weather events here in the Houston area and my team and I will be dedicated to guiding you through natural disasters that will come our way."

KRIV is part of the FOX Television Stations, which owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas (DMAs), and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce over 1,000 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network's national content.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by FOX Television Stations)

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