Jym Ganahl Retiring. He’s Worked at WCMH Since 1979

By Kevin Eck 

Chief meteorologist Jym Ganahl is retiring from Columbus, Ohio, NBC affiliate WCMH.

Ganahl started at the station in 1979 after working as a weather anchor at KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa. According to TVNewsCheck, his last newscast is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4.

He was 17 years old when he started his career, which made him the youngest weather forecaster in the country at the time. He was also the youngest person to be granted the American Meteorologist Society Seal of Approval in 1970.

“For the past 37 years, Jym has made it his personal mission to keep Central Ohio safe during severe weather and help people plan their lives,” said WCMH vp and GM Ken Freedman. “He’s always done it with a touch of humor and a dose of interesting facts and anyone who’s watched him knows there’ll be three snowfalls after the first forsythia bloom, or the cicada noise of late spring means the first fall frost is 90 days away. All of us at NBC4 are happy Jym will get to achieve his personal goal of broadcasting weather for 50 years.”