KTUL Chief Meteorologist Leaves, Replacement Named

By Kevin Eck 

Mike Collier has been named chief meteorologist for Tulsa ABC affiliate KTUL.

“When I was in 5th grade I took a tour of Channel 8. Everyone knew I wanted to be a meteorologist, but one student told me on that tour that I would never work at Channel 8,” Collier wrote on his facebook page. “What great motivation that was at such a young age. I’m proof that if you have a dream, then you must work hard and follow that dream, then anything is possible.”

He replaces chief meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin, who said goodbye to viewers on air Friday. Zeppelin is moving to Omaha. Her husband took a job at Creighton University.


“My family and I have loved living in Tulsa, and it’s always difficult to leave an area with so much to offer, but this is a wonderful opportunity for my husband and it will allow me to spend more time with my family,” said Zeppelin.