Meteorologist Austin Chaney Returns to Ohio After Stint in North Carolina

By Kevin Eck 

WHIO in Dayton, Ohio has named Austin Chaney its chief meteorologist.

This is a return to WHIO for Chaney, who left WHIO in February to work at the Cox Media Group’s sister station, WSOC in Charlotte. He starts on August 7.

“With Austin’s experience here in the Miami Valley, we could not be more thrilled to have him lead the team,” said WHIO vice president and general manager, Darren Moore. “Knowing how committed he is to our community, and his passion for providing life-saving weather information, Austin is the very best for this important work. He knows Dayton, loves to be involved, and can’t wait to hop right back in.”


Chaney joined WHIO for the first time in 2021.

“I could not be more excited to lead WHIO’s Storm Center 7 Team, and I’m honored to be Chief Meteorologist,” said Chaney. “I’m thrilled to make the Miami Valley my home for years to come.”