Two Longtime Anchors Retiring From WTVD

By Kevin Eck 

Raleigh Durham ABC owned station WTVD says two longtime anchors will be retiring from the station this summer.

Together, Tisha Powell and chief meteorologist Chris Hohmann have a combined 47 years of experience. Powell is moving back home to Louisiana, while Hohmann is retiring to spend more time with his family.

“I just want to say ‘thank you’ to my wonderful coworkers who have always been there to see me through the tough times and have also helped to celebrate the many happy milestones over the years,” said Powell. “And to the loyal ABC11 viewers who have welcomed me into their homes every night, I couldn’t be more grateful. In June, I will be rounding out a 25-year career in TV news. I will continue serving our viewing area until my time here ends this summer.”


Powell’s last day is June 30. She joined the Eyewitness News team in 2004 and co-anchors the 5, 6 and 11:00 p.m. news with Steve Daniels as well as the 10 p.m. newscast on the CW affiliate.

Hohmann started in 1991 and was named chief in 2007. His last day will be Friday, May 28.

“In an area known for its fast-changing weather conditions, Chris has always been the calm, friendly presence in the middle of the storm,” said president and general manager Rob Elmore. “Chris was one of the very first to earn advanced accreditation from the American Meteorological Society. He ushered in the modern era of forecasting weather and tracking storms with advanced weather models and the most powerful Doppler Radar. Chris is a skilled forecaster, a wonderful storyteller, and an even better person. Our viewers and all of us at ABC11 will miss him very much. We wish Chris a happy and healthy retirement.”

The station says it plans celebrations for the two before they leave.