John Farley Named Chief Meteorologist at WOLO

By Kevin Eck 

John Farley, the former WIS chief meteorologist who signed off the Columbia, S.C. NBC affiliate two weeks ago on-air, is now at Columbia’s ABC affiliate WOLO.

“Thank you for all of your support, encouraged, and prayers during this time. With a very grateful heart, I am thrilled to share with you some wonderful news! As of 12:01 AM today (Sunday October 18), I am the Chief Meteorologist on ABC Columbia, WOLO,” Farley told viewers on Facebook early Sunday morning. “Yes, I am reuniting with Ben Hoover, and joining a great team of real professionals! Please join us tonight at 11 PM. Thereafter, I will see you weeknights at 6 and 11 PM. My absolute warmest regards!! I can’t wait…”

Farley told viewers on-air his contract wasn’t renewed at WIS, but promised he and his family were staying in the area. Farley worked at KNTV in San Jose before he worked at WIS.


Hoover told The State he had been hired at WOLO in June. His last newscast at WIS was in July the previous year.