Meteorologist Mike Caplan Out at WLS

By Aneya Fernando 

581958_232400006899379_55056754_nAfter 21 years at Chicago’s WLS,¬†meteorologist Mike Caplan has been let go from the ABC-owned station. WLS currently has five full-time meteorologists and one per diem (including new hire¬†Cheryl Scott) and had to let one of them go.

Caplan broke the news to his fans on Facebook last night, writing:

“Today was my last day with ABC7. The powers that be have decided to take the weather department in a direction that no longer includes me. It has been a thrill for me to be on tv in the area in which I grew up. I look forward to carving out a new chapter in my professional life, and with the support of friends and my wonderful family, I am confident wonderful challenges and opportunities lay ahead.”

Caplan joined WLS in 1994 as a morning meteorologist before transitioning to weekends. He was most recently its afternoon and fill-in weather anchor.

WLS has not yet issued a statement on Caplan’s departure.