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Friday, September 30, 2022

David Finfrock lessens NBC DFW schedule

David Finfrock, who has been with NBC 5 DFW KXAS as a meteorologist since 1975, announced he is cutting back his time on channel 5.

"Adrienne Vonn, our recently hired meteorologist, made her debut this morning. That freed up Kevan Smith to switch to weekend evenings next week," Finfrock posted on Facebook. "I will still work from time to time, covering vacations and holidays, but probably no more than 20 or 30 days a year. If I can keep working part time until December 22, 2025, I will be able to celebrate my 50th anniversary with NBC5."

Heck, we learned in 2020 that not even a rattlesnake bite can keep Finfrock down so here's to that 50th anniversary goal!

Finfrock began transitioning from his chief meteorologist role in 2012.  By the way, Finfrock is the station's second person to hold that position.  

"I was fresh out of college when Harold Taft (first KXAS chief met) hired me, and I never dreamed I'd spend my entire career at one television station," Finfrock said in 2012. "I'm not ready to leave yet, but I've been thinking about retirement for several years, and I'm pleased this agreement offers me the opportunity to finish my career right where it began – with the first television station in Texas."

That same year, Rick Mitchell took over the chief met role when he joined KXAS from KOCO Oklahoma City.

With a less hours in the NBC DFW weather center, I'm guessing Finfrock will have more time for his three grandchildren, Lauren, Emily and Kyla. 

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