Alan Pergament: Meteorologist Andy Parker leaves WKBW amid speculation of possible return to WGRZ | Television

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It was something of a homecoming for Parker, who had previously worked on Channel 7, briefly had his own business and joined Channel 2 in 2004. He started at WGRZ as a weekend weatherman on his show morning “Daybreak” and finally was moved to weekdays.

He was hired in 2014 to be part of WKBW’s revamped morning crew, but four years later became the station’s main evening weather presenter after he and chief meteorologist Aaron Mentkowski changed hands. square.

Since Parker joined Channel 7, the station has remained in third place in all news periods, competing with WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) and WIVB-TV (Channel 4).

At the time Parker left Channel 2, it was thought he was in a position to replace Kevin O’Connell as Channel 2’s top meteorologist once O’Connell retired.

“Because of the weather, you always look ahead,” Parker said when he joined Channel 7 in 2014. four, five years… I felt like the landscape was going to be very different in a few years. When you’re wondering which station might be able to make the biggest gains, I think you look at Channel 7.”

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