Weather Channel meteorologist leaving after 18 years at network
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He’s headed to AT&T’s “growing” weather department and won’t be appearing on-air regularly, according to a thread on his Twitter account.
AT&T, like many large companies, runs back-office weather departments to aid its operations in a variety of ways, from predicting when and where repairs might spike due to high winds or ice taking out telecommunication lines to planning for installation projects.
Elliot is a graduate of Rutgers University with a dual major in meteorology and atmospheric science physics. He also has a master’s in earth and atmospheric sciences from The Georgia Institute of Technology.
He updated his handle to @MarkElliotWX to remove references to the Weather Channel and thanked his coworkers and viewers in his thread.
TL;DR My time at @weatherchannel is coming to a close after 18 years. And I will miss being able to talk to you directly from the TV! But I’m excited about a new off air opportunity. Wish me luck and notice the new twitter handle to keep in touch! A Thread:
— Mark Elliot (@MarkElliotWx) March 24, 2022