Bound for Atlanta, Rodney Harris Waves Goodbye to KBTX

By Andrew Gauthier 


Rodney Harris is departing KBTX, the Brazos Valley, Texas station where he has been the weather anchor for over three years. Starting Monday, Harris will produce the weather reports for WGCL, the CBS-affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia.

Harris began working at KBTX in the summer of 2004, behind the scenes as a master control operator. He started on the air in July 2006, and reported on the weather for News 3’s morning show, “Brazos Valley This Morning,” and the noon newscast.

The KBTX team said it feels proud to add Harris to a growing list of anchors who worked in Brazos Valley before moving on to other major stations and markets, including former CNN meteorologist Orelon Sidney, KTRK‘s Travis Herzog, Jeff Jamison at CBS11 in Dallas, and Troy Kimmel at KEYE in Austin.

Harris’ destination, WGCL, is owned by Meredith Corporation, and serves 32 counties in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

“While I’m very excited about this new opportunity and the new challenges it will bring, there is obviously a great deal of sadness in my departure from not only News 3, but the Brazos Valley,” says Harris in a blog entry. Harris also thanked KBTX General Manager, Mike Wright, who he says “welcomed me into this community and constantly motivated excellence as an only option, while creating an environment that has simply amounted to a second home.”