I’ve taken on a little project over the past week. I’m cataloging names & dates of all the different Portland television weather personalities over the years. My aim was to go back to 1980 or so, but it turns out I learned so much more about folks from the 1970s. It’s a huge spreadsheet and I want to thank other weather guys/gals around town who responded to my emails.
Below are 4 pictures (make sure you click on each for a large view), one for each main TV station in Portland.
- The longest-serving weather person of all time is (no surprise) Jack Capell. He worked at KGW from 1956 through 2000…44 years!
- Jim Little is the only anchor that has worked on all 4 station’s newscasts as a regular…I think. He went from KGW > KATU > KOIN and was the 10pm KPDX weather anchor for the period where KOIN produced the FOX49 newscast.
- I’ve only included regulars that “had/have” a specific show/shows. There are dozens more who might have done fill-in or free-lance work and I can’t account for that.
Please let me know if you happen to know any dates I wasn’t able to figure out. A QUESTION MARK MEANS I DON’T KNOW WHEN THE PERSON STARTED OR LEFT A STATION
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen