Veteran Meteorologist Leaving D.C.’s WRC, May Join Rival

By Andrew Gauthier 

Washington Post

Bob Ryan, Channel 4‘s popular weather forecaster, will retire from the station after 30 years, a move that may free him to join rival WJLA (Channel 7).

Ryan has no agreement with WJLA yet, but the station has talked to the veteran weatherman recently about taking over its late-news forecasts and sharing airtime with its chief meteorologist, Doug Hill, a longtime friend.

His last broadcast on Channel 4 will be Friday night, or more likely early Saturday, following NBC’s prime-time broadcast of the Olympics. The station had no immediate plans to honor Ryan on the air, though he is likely to thank viewers and the station’s staff and management for his long run. More…