Domenica Davis is being replaced at WNBC. FishbowlNY has learned that the weekend weather anchor has been bounced in favor of WPIX morning traffic reporter, Steve Villaneuva.
It’s a return to meteorology for the easy-going Villaneuva, who joined WPIX in January. Viewers will recall his work at WWOR/Channel 9 as meteorologist and sister station WNYW/Channel 5 from 2002 to 2006. He’s a New York native, having grown up in Flushing and was educated at Holy Cross High School and New York University.
We’re told that Villaneuva leaves his PIX full-time gig for a steady gig at 30 Rock. Along with the weekend work, Villaneuva will produce for main meteorologist Janice Huff. A WPIX spokesperson confirms the move to WNBC. His last day at Channel 11 is expected to be September 7.
As for Davis, the meteorologist arrived at WNBC in the summer of 2010. Before that, she was a forecaster on Fox News Channel starting in 2007.
A WNBC spokesperson did not comment.
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