KXAN adds meteorologist to its weather team

Natalie Ferrari (KXAN photo)
Natalie Ferrari (KXAN photo)

There’s been yet another meteorologist switcheroo at one of Austin’s TV stations.

This time, it’s at KXAN, where Natalie Ferrari signed on over the holidays, handling weekend morning weather.

Ferrari arrives from KBTX, the CBS affiliate in Bryan/College Station. Before that, she spent time at a station in Abilene.

With her arrival, Rosie Newberry, who had been KXAN’s weekend morning meteorologist, slides to weekend evenings. Mark Monstrola vacated that spot when he took a job at the Fox affiliate in Denver late last year.

Ferrari’s hiring is the latest in flurry of weekend weather shifts at local stations in the past year. Newberry, for instance, arrived here in January 2015 from Columbia, Mo.

Over at KVUE, weekend evening meteorologist Lynae Miyer left and was replaced by weekend morning meteorologist Jared Plushnick. Plushnick’s replacement on the Saturday and Sunday early-bird shift is Nathan Gogo, who comes from Waco’s CBS affiliate.

KEYE added meteorologist Collin Myers to its weekend lineup after Jordan Steele shifted to the station’s weekday morning newscast and Fox-owned KTBC hired Chelsea Andrews to replace Scott Prinsen, who, like Miyer, left the TV business.

Got all that? Good.

KVUE hires new weekend morning meteorologist

Jared Plushnick (photo courtesy of KAGS)
Jared Plushnick (photo courtesy of KAGS)

The KVUE weather team is once again fully staffed.

The station has hired Jared Plushnick to handle weekend morning weathercasts, according to executive news director Frank Volpicella.

He replaces Ilona McCauley, who signed off in late August.

Plushnick didn’t have to travel very far for his new gig. He arrives in Austin after three years as chief meteorologist at KAGS, the NBC affiliate in College Station.

Both KAGS and KVUE are owned by Gannett.

This summer, KVUE hired Lynae Miyer as its weekend evening meteorologist. She took the place of Andrew Chung, who has been helping fill in the gaps while the station worked to get fully staffed again.

Also worth noting: Mark Murray, KVUE’s chief meteorologist, marked 24 years at the station this week. Congrats, Mark!