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New weather person on 2

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jsf
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New weather person on 2

Post by jsf » Sat May 02, 2020 10:29 am

Saw a new weather person on channel 2 this morning, I wonder who got let go?



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by Mike Oxlong » Sat May 02, 2020 10:39 am

Sounds from the way they are talking, it's his first day. Michael Estime. Came from Cleveland. Detroit native



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by km1125 » Mon May 04, 2020 11:08 am

Saw him too. Sounds like a nice guy. I was wondering too if we're going to lose someone... perhaps Lori or Jill?



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by jsf » Mon May 11, 2020 8:02 pm

Saw him again this weekend,looks like he's being groomed for an anchor job, anything to get Charlie out of there would be good.



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by JLesinski » Tue May 12, 2020 6:23 pm

jsf wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Saw him again this weekend,looks like he's being groomed for an anchor job, anything to get Charlie out of there would be good.
Please no.



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by rushbuzz1013 » Wed May 13, 2020 8:06 am

This guy interned at ch 50/62 way way back. Whatever he worked on, he did it with a ton of enthusiasm and smarts. He's a friendly, talented guy that made many friends.



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by fanniemae » Thu May 14, 2020 4:48 pm

I hope Charlie retires. His voice is grating. But the one I really want off the screen is Ryan Ermani. He must be related to someone for them to keep him around. I am sure he is a nice guy in real life. He does not have a stage presence or voice for TV, I have said before Ryan is alright for the third or fourth spot for sports . I have to turn off Fox 2 in the morning when Ryan or Charlie on. Their voices are like roofing nails sliding down a cheese grater. Plus the yelling, omg. I hope the new guy fills their spot.



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by 696lover » Sun May 17, 2020 7:15 am

Just watched him. Not a full on lisp, but an odd vocal on a lot of s and th sounds. Lots of blinking. Little rushed on pacing and good gestures.

Unless they really needed a black weather person for marketing, he is not an improvement on that they already had.



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by km1125 » Sun May 17, 2020 7:57 am

696lover wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:15 am
Just watched him. Not a full on lisp, but an odd vocal on a lot of s and th sounds. Lots of blinking. Little rushed on pacing and good gestures.

Unless they really needed a black weather person for marketing, he is not an improvement on that they already had.
I'm with you on this... He's OK, but nothing that raises the bar. Did we find out he is really not replacing someone existing?



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by jsf » Sun May 17, 2020 12:26 pm

km1125 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:57 am
696lover wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:15 am
Just watched him. Not a full on lisp, but an odd vocal on a lot of s and th sounds. Lots of blinking. Little rushed on pacing and good gestures.

Unless they really needed a black weather person for marketing, he is not an improvement on that they already had.
I'm with you on this... He's OK, but nothing that raises the bar. Did we find out he is really not replacing someone existing?
Looks like 2 will be carrying 6 weather persons, I didn't think we had that much weather around here.



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by JLesinski » Sun May 17, 2020 12:32 pm

Is it possible they're trying to transition Jill Washburn into more feature type bits?



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by Deleted User 7769 » Tue May 19, 2020 9:49 am

JLesinski wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Is it possible they're trying to transition Jill Washburn into more feature type bits?
No. They finally filled Jessica Starr’s full time slot with the new guy. The part timers will remain on a fill-in basis



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by Dick Pepperfield » Sat May 30, 2020 7:49 am

It appears as if Jill Washburn has been relegated to doing just Jill of all Trades segments.

I thought she did a fine job of doing the weather. I'm not sure why they felt the need to go out of house to fill a spot that didn't need to be filled.

No offense to the new guy but her departure probably sends me packing.



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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat May 30, 2020 8:35 am

Not a fan of the new weather guy. Comes across as a hack who's there for his looks as opposed to his knowledge of meteorology.


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Re: New weather person on 2

Post by Lucky615 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:45 am

He’s just another weather person getting paid the big bucks to be wrong. I’m in the wrong business.


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