WAVY’s Jeff Edmondson promoted to chief meteorologist


Don Slater prepares for retirement

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – After celebrating 40 years on the air with WAVY News 10, Don Slater preparing for retirement. He will appear next year on WAVY-TV 10 and WVBT FOX43 under the new title of Chief Meteorologist Emeritus. It’s a title used to convey exceptional service, both in duration and overall quality, and Don Slater certainly deserves respect for both.

WAVY-TV 10 News Director Sarah Zak said, “Weather forecasting isn’t just important, it’s
potentially vital for people in the community. This is Don Slater’s legacy for 40 years at

Don Slater will continue to bring his expert forecasts to viewers in Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina five days a week, managing weeknight weather on WAVY News 10 at 4 and 5, as well as WAVY News 10 at 6:30 a.m. on FOX43.

Along with this change, Jeff Edmondson is now promoted to Chief Meteorologist. After working at WAVY-TV 10 from 2012 to 2015, Jeff returned in early 2019 and will use his market experience to take on the lead role in the weather department. Jeff will manage weeknight weather on WAVY News 10 at 5:30 a.m., 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., as well as WAVY News 10 at 10 a.m. on FOX43.

“Working directly with Don Slater for several years has been a highlight of my career. Have the
chance to continue his work as Chief Meteorologist is an honor,” said Jeff Edmondson. “I watch
looking forward to working with the rest of the weather team to keep everyone in our area informed of
sunny and stormy days ahead.

Jeff is a broadcast meteorologist certified by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). His
his career began at KBJR in Duluth, Minnesota, and he also worked at KARE 11 in Minneapolis,

“Don and Jeff live and breathe the weather. Don is a recognized best-in-class meteorologist with a
unparalleled depth of knowledge, and we are delighted that Don will continue to be part of the Super
Doppler 10 Weather Team,” said WAVY-TV 10 and WVBT FOX43 Vice President and General
Manager Carol Ward. “Jeff is a recognized leader in weather coverage and under his leadership,
Hampton Roads can continue to look to WAVY-TV 10 as the leader in local weather coverage for
coming years.”

As Chief Meteorologist, Jeff Edmondson will handle the weather forecast for WAVY News 10 weeknights at
5:30 a.m., 6 and 11 a.m., as well as WAVY News 10 at 10 p.m. on FOX43.

Click on the video above to see the live announcement of these changes.


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