In New Orleans, New Chief Meteorologist Named at WWL

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

In New Orleans, a familiar face is WWL‘s new chief meteorologist.

The station named Chris Franklin as the new lead weather anchor after the Tegna station’s longtime chief Carl Arredondo retired.

Franklin started at the station three years ago after leaving another station in the market unexpectedly.


“Part-time turned to full-time and after 3 and half years I am honored and humbled to be named the chief meteorologist. I am following in the footsteps of legends such as Al Duckworth, Nash Roberts, Dave Barnes, and Carl Arredondo. Nowhere has management and staff ever made me feel as welcomed as Channel 4,” he said in his announcement on Facebook.

Franklin grew up in the New Orleans area and arrived back in the market just weeks before Hurricane Katrina.