Orlando Meteorologist Leaves Station

By Kevin Eck 

The Orlando Sentinel reports, longtime News 13 meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella left the Orlando Bright House owned station Wednesday.

His bio has been removed from the station website.

“Dave Cocchiarella chose to no longer be with News 13,” Bright House said in a statement. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”


What happened? Several industry observers theorized that Cocchiarella wasn’t getting the chief meteorologist’s job to succeed Jeff Day and decided to clear out.

Bottom line: Cocchiarella will be missed.

In a little over a year, there has been a complete turnover in the meteorologists at News 13. Pete Caggiano went to KITV in Honolulu, Ali Turiano is at KDFW in Dallas, Danny Treanor retired, Day was let go, and now Cocchiarella has departed.