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Monday, February 26, 2024

David Yeomans joins CBS Chicago

David Yeomans announced he is leaving his position as chief meteorologist for KXAN Austin this week.  His last Austin on-air date will be Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

UPDATE: In late March, he announced he is joining CBS 2 Chicago WBBM.

David gets his own day in Austin!
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Here is what Yeomans posted on Facebook when leaving Austin, Texas:

"It’s a bittersweet day as I close one chapter of my life and open another. After 12 wonderful, fulfilling years at KXAN, my last day on-air in Austin is Wednesday. 

I can’t say where I’m headed quite yet, but I’ll tell you as soon as I’m able. Know that it had to be an incredible opportunity to get me to leave my hometown, and that’s exactly what it is. While I’ll miss Lake Austin, the Greenbelt and lots of other things about this city, I am really excited for a new challenge and continued growth. 

I want to thank everyone at KXAN for taking a chance on a guy with zero experience straight out of graduate school. My intern tapes were rough! While I still have much to learn, I have grown so much during my time at the station and have been privileged to earn your trust during dangerous weather and to cover important climate change and water issues in our community. 

The success of a TV meteorologist is entirely in the hands of viewers like you — so as I always say, thank you for watching."

Yeomans joined KXAN in June 2012 and took over the chief met job from Jim Spencer in 2021. 

And guess what? Spencer will return to fill in evening weather until Yeoman's replacement can be hired. 

The longtime Austinite, who attended Westlake High School, has picked up three Lone Star EMMY Awards and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society.

After being promoted to chief, Yeomans was selected as GQ’s meteorology expert, where he took a look at movies and explained if the depicted weather events were realistic or not.

Yeomans was engaged to be married in 2021 and married wife, Izzy Wagner, on November 19, 2022.

Speaking of Spencer, Yeomans interned with the former chief meteorologist as a University of Miami student! He also interned with Spectrum News Austin and CBS4 WFOR Miami.

In addition to earning a University of Miami Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology, Yeomans also earned his Master’s Degree in Meteorology from the same school. 

For his Master's thesis, Yeomans researched hurricane formation and flew on a NOAA Hurricane Hunter flight. He later presented his findings at the 2012, 2013, and 2016 American Meteorological Society conventions. 

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