Local weatherman Rick DeFranco is leaving NNY to head for an unspecified future in Big Sky Country. Rick is leaving WWNY-TV on January 19.
Rick was one of the true gentlemen in local broadcasting and his affable and authoritative presentation will be missed....His departure leaves John Moore as clearly the most dapper person in local TV.
The announcement of his departure did not specify what he will do once in Montana.
Weekend weatherman John Kubis will take over until a permanent successor is named. The other internal name to be considered is Beth Hall who does a great job in the AM.
Rick came to TV 7 from Ogdensburg, where he had managed the local radio stations. Since the weather slot is the frontline symbol of local TV, replacing him with someone credible and likeable is key.....
Meanwhile, best wishes to Rick on whatever the future brings.
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