Fox 7 hires new weekend meteorologist

Chelsea Humphrey (Facebook photo)

Fox-owned KTBC has wrapped up its search for a new weekend meteorologist.

Chelsea Humphrey will join the station later this month, taking over the spot vacated by Scott Prinsen, who left for a job outside the TV business.

Prinsen had been at the station for almost 11 years.

Humphrey has worked as a meteorologist at KTXS, the ABC affiliate in Abilene, but most recently she served as a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation.

“Growing up in Marion, Texas, I would watch the weather every day with my grandmother,” Humphrey said. “There was nothing more exciting than the rush I’d feel right before a thunderstorm swept in. Central Texas has everything a meteorologist could ask for: springtime thunderstorms, occasional ice and snow, tropical systems, and of course, the heatwaves. I’ve been fascinated by it ever since I was a young girl.”

Humphrey, a graduate of Texas A&M, is set to make her on-air debut on or around Aug. 24. She’ll be seen on the weekend editions of “Good Day Austin” from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as the station’s weekend evening newscasts.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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