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KVUE, Austin’s ABC-affiliate, has added meteorologist Albert Ramon to fortify their reduced weather team. Ramon joins KVUE from Corpus Christi’s KZTV, where he held the Chief Meteorologist position. Ramon will join Chief Meteorologist Mark Murray and meteorologist Meghan Danahey. Murray announced Ramon’s arrival on Facebook Monday night, saying “help me welcome the newest member of the KVUE Storm Team.”
According to a report from Austin blogger Jim McNabb, KVUE will be reducing their weather team from four to three. “Our two former weekend meteorologists, Tom Harris and George Kanuck, split their time (about 50/50) between the weather office and doing some news and environmental reporting for the newsroom,” Murray told McNabb. “The difference with Albert is that he’ll be spending almost all of his time working in the weather office. When he’s not covering his regular weekend newscasts, he’ll often be filling in for me and Meghan.”
Former KVUE meteorologist Ilona McCauley has been helping Murray and Danahey out with their newscast since September. On Sunday McCauley announced that she was ending her temporary gig, and returning to her job as a middle school science teacher.
Ramon grew up in Beeville, Texas, and studied Atmospheric Science at Texas A&M University. He received his degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University and a degree in Communications in Media Studies from Texas A&M.