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2012 Layoffs
« on: October 03, 2012, 02:31:12 PM »
It appears Jeff is leaving TWC.
His facebook post "All good things must come to an end and so it is for my time at The Weather Channel. After 27 years of reporting the nation's weather, both in the studio and in the field, I'm moving on. It has truley been a privelage to bring potentially live saving information to viewers, particularly during severe weather situations. I thank you for watching all those years. Maybe you'll see me somewhere down the road!"

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 02:54:40 PM »
So he obviously isn't retiring if we may see him somewhere else (he's from Pittsburgh - would be nice to see him on TV here!), which leads me to believe TWC didn't want to renew his contract. Sad.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 03:23:49 PM »
I guess he refused to get plastic surgery. Too bad, I've always liked him. He's one of the few true professionals left there.
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 03:43:35 PM »
It sounds like TWC's had another layoff similar to the ones in 2008 and 2009. This TVNewser article mentions that other OCM's will be leaving TWC as well.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/27-year-veteran-jeff-morrow-out-at-weather-channel_b148531

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 03:49:47 PM »
I liked Jeff Morrow, so it's a shame to hear he's leaving. I do wish him the best, where ever he may end up.
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 03:57:31 PM »
Another classic OCM leaves...

I wish him the very best as he (likely) searches for a better job in meteorology.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 04:18:08 PM »
This is sad news indeed.  I hope he's able to find a new job as a meteorologist, and I'm sure he has a good shot at doing so based on his very professional work in front of the camera for a long time.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 04:22:41 PM »
Oh, no. In my mind, he was up there with Jim Cantore. Hate to see him go. It will be even more bad if it turns out that he was fired for a stupid reason.
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 04:59:13 PM »
I would say I'm sad to see him leave TWC, but given the hallow shell the network is I'm not, he's better off somewhere better. He was a great OCM along with Vivian, Mike, and Jim and I wish him the best of luck in where ever he chooses to continue doing meteorology or if he chooses to do something else with his career.  :yes:

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 05:26:56 PM »
So sad that he's leaving TWC  :(  Best of luck to him.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 06:50:00 PM »
It sounds like TWC's had another layoff similar to the ones in 2008 and 2009. This TVNewser article mentions that other OCM's will be leaving TWC as well.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/27-year-veteran-jeff-morrow-out-at-weather-channel_b148531


That's not good. Looks like NBC is going to layoff our favorite OCMs again. I hope that Jim Cantore does not get laid-off. I am thinking that Todd Santos, Bryan Norcross or Julie Martin could be laid-off. That's my speculation.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 09:24:50 PM »
I fully expect Mike Seidel to go. Like Morrow, he's been around too long for TWC's tastes.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2012, 03:11:44 AM »
My guesses on the next-out list are Mike Sidel and Heather Tesch, unfortunately.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2012, 03:14:23 AM »
It's sad to see - I liked seeing him on the air (I remember him back to when I first got cable in early 1989!)....he was a veteran influence in the attention-deficit era of today.

It's also a sign that the overbroadcast of "reality" programming is taking its toll on the remaining meteorologists on the network.  I could take the excuse of their "saving money" by putting these other shows on, but now it's just too much.

I really only watch during 10-11pm/1-2am when there are live people on - although the Chris Warren rambling/Crystal Egger mispronunciations get to me even then.  I am working or out of the house most other times.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 12:58:13 PM »
Although I hardly watch TWC anymore, sorry to see one of the old-timers go. Jeff was one of the mainstays for a long time. I wonder who will be leaving next? Who are the rising stars, if any?