Meteorologist Leigh Brock announces her departure from WBTV


WBTV weekend weather forecaster Leigh Brock announced on Saturday that she was leaving the station.

“So that’s it!” Brock said on Twitter Saturday morning. “After 7 years at WBTV, my last day will be Wednesday.”

Brock said his last morning show of the weekend will be on Sunday.

“So be sure to log in!” Brock said on Twitter “I will miss you all!”

On Twitter, WBTV replied:we will miss you, @LeighBrock2 !

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Brock did not say why she was leaving WBTV. She could not be reached immediately by the Observer.

Brock is leave the information sectorsaid Caroline Hicks, presenter and reporter for WBTV, on Twitter.

“We will miss her so much!” said Hicks. “But we are so happy for her as she explores the exciting world of #LifeAfterNews. ”

The Hendersonville native and UNC graduate joined WBTV in 2014, according to her station bio.

Watching WBTV meteorologists Eric Thomas and Al Conklin inspired her to attend Mississippi State University graduate school to become a meteorologist, she said.

Thomas retired at the end of 2021 after a 33-year career, The Charlotte Observer reported at the time. Conklin, who worked side-by-side with Thomas for 28 years, was named WBTV’s new chief meteorologist in December.

Brock’s career began at WBOY in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Within a year, she joined WFMZ in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but “it was too cold up there!” she writes on her station bio.

She joined WFMY in Greensboro before leaving to work for the Red Cross for a year. She then joined WBTV.

Brock was the weatherman for WBTV’s weekend morning show.

This is a developing story.

This story was originally published April 23, 2022 11:47 a.m.

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Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989, covering locals, towns and major news events in the area, and served as editor of the newspaper’s press office. He is currently reporting on the latest news.


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