Markina Brown Leaving WGCL

By Kevin Eck 

WGCL chief meteorologist Markina Brown is leaving the Atlanta CBS affiliate Friday.


In an exclusive, she told the Atlanta Journal Constitution‘s Rodney Ho, “I would like to thank the viewers in the greater Atlanta area for their support over the years, as well as the top brass at CBS 46 for the opportunity to work with a talented, successful weather and news team, who are dedicated to delivering quality broadcasts every night.”

The AJC writes Brown, who hasn’t said where she’s going, is the third chief meteorologist to leave Atlanta this year.

Mike Francis was let go after management expressed displeasure with his performance. He is now in real estate.

Over at Fox 5, chief meteorologist Ken Cook in June retired over the summer after 35 years in Atlanta. David Chandley, who was effectively the No. 2 meteorologist at Channel 2 Action News, left  the station over the summer after 25 years in July, hoping for a chief job somewhere else. He is still under a non-compete clause until January, 2015.

Brown came to WGCL from KTLA in Los Angeles in October 2010.