Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO has named Jason Nicholas its new chief meteorologist. Nicholas’ arrival coincides with the retirement of Cleveland meteorologist Dick Goddard, who signed off from WJW last week. “With Mr. Goddard’s retirement, it’s a new era in weathercasting in Cleveland,” Nicholas said. “I’m really excited to be a part of it.”
Nicholas left WEWS in May, with the expectation he would cross the street to WOIO after sitting out a non-compete. Nicholas worked at the Cleveland ABC station for ten years.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be the newest member of the Cleveland 19 [weather team],” Nicholas said in a statement. “I grew up here and I want to work here. I’m from Medina and I’ve worked on TV in Cleveland for 10 years, so continuing to grow my career in Northeast Ohio was a huge priority. I’m blessed to have found an ideal landing spot at Cleveland 19, and the chance to work and lead true professionals like Jeff Tanchak, Samantha Roberts, Jon Loufman and Beth McLeod is a dream come true.”