Veteran weathercaster Bob Ryan will join WJLA-Channel 7 beginning next week, giving the station a second popular forecaster in its effort to close a ratings gap with rival WRC-Channel 4, sources close to the talks said Thursday.
Ryan is expected to sign with the station shortly and an announcement is expected within days, sources said.
Ryan, 67, probably will take over the 11 p.m. weekday shift from WJLA’s lead weatherman, Doug Hill, with Hill moving to the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts on the station, known as ABC7, the source said. It’s not known when Ryan will begin appearing on Channel 7. More…