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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2012, 06:18:05 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!"
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC. I certainly hope that is the case. Regardless, I am getting sick of these legendary OCMs not being on TWC anymore!  :( :cry: NBC is destroying The Weather Channel!  :angry:
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2012, 07:09:27 PM »
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC. I certainly hope that is the case. Regardless, I am getting sick of these legendary OCMs not being on TWC anymore!  :( :cry: NBC is destroying The Weather Channel!  :angry:
Do you realize that these older OCMs were going to leave eventually either by retiring or by being forced to leave?  They can't stay there forever.  Yes, it's sad to hear these legends go, but what if they actually find really good OCMs to replace them?  Replacement has to occur if you want to keep an organization around for a long time.  I realize the downhill nature of TWC lately, but it was going to happen at some point.  TWC is a private-sector company, and this kind of turnover happens everyday in the business world.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2012, 07:20:45 PM »
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC. I certainly hope that is the case. Regardless, I am getting sick of these legendary OCMs not being on TWC anymore!  :( :cry: NBC is destroying The Weather Channel!  :angry:
Do you realize that these older OCMs were going to leave eventually either by retiring or by being forced to leave?  They can't stay there forever.  Yes, it's sad to hear these legends go, but what if they actually find really good OCMs to replace them?  Replacement has to occur if you want to keep an organization around for a long time.  I realize the downhill nature of TWC lately, but it was going to happen at some point.  TWC is a private-sector company, and this kind of turnover happens everyday in the business world.
Even if they found good OCMs to replace them, it's still not the same. I guess it's sorta like when great players on your favorite college football team leave to go to the NFL, you have to be recruiting other great players to keep the program going.
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2012, 08:11:37 PM »
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC.

I wouldn't read it that way. It's simply a "nice" and "professional" way of saying goodbye. Usually if a person leaves by choice, they state it explicitly. The way he phrased his statement is just a nice, neutral way of saying that he was let go.
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 09:33:00 PM »
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC.

I wouldn't read it that way. It's simply a "nice" and "professional" way of saying goodbye. Usually if a person leaves by choice, they state it explicitly. The way he phrased his statement is just a nice, neutral way of saying that he was let go.
Well, like I said in my post above, NBC is destroying The Weather Channel.  :angry: :furious: :finger:
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012, 10:20:34 PM »
This is terrible news. I liked Jeff Morrow, but if he left voluntarily I can understand it. If they fire more people it will be yet more nails in the coffin of what looks like a terminal decline for TWC. Since the initial squeezeback attack in August 2011 the quality and spirit of TWC has been in free-fall.

I don't watch The Weather Channel much anymore, mostly because of what's happened over the past year or so but partially because they don't really cover the events I care about. Why haven't meteorologists been stationed in the Upper Midwest? Why hasn't there been massive coverage of a huge early-season snowstorm? Isn't a foot of snow in early October notable? Anyway, if they fire Mike Seidel I won't be watching them at all anymore. Veterans like him and Cantore are the only thing keeping me tied to their network at all.

As for Jeff Morrow, I know that eventually people have to retire and be replaced, but for goodness sake he wasn't even old. He couldn't have been much more than 60, and he still has a lot of vitality. They could have and really should have kept him for another 15 years. Talent comes in all shapes, sizes, and ages. If all you do is hire young, pretty faces, the pretty face is all you'll have, and nothing else. Some of their younger people do have talent, but so do experienced people like Jeff Morrow.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2012, 10:44:10 PM »
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC.

I wouldn't read it that way. It's simply a "nice" and "professional" way of saying goodbye. Usually if a person leaves by choice, they state it explicitly. The way he phrased his statement is just a nice, neutral way of saying that he was let go.
Well, like I said in my post above, NBC is destroying The Weather Channel.  :angry: :furious: :finger:
I don't think we should be blaming NBC so much for this.
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2012, 02:05:03 PM »
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC.

I wouldn't read it that way. It's simply a "nice" and "professional" way of saying goodbye. Usually if a person leaves by choice, they state it explicitly. The way he phrased his statement is just a nice, neutral way of saying that he was let go.
Well, like I said in my post above, NBC is destroying The Weather Channel.  :angry: :furious: :finger:
I don't think we should be blaming NBC so much for this.
Why not?
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2012, 02:23:24 PM »
Well, for one, we don't know the entire story, so until we do, it isn't very smart to be pointing fingers right now.
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2012, 07:00:10 PM »
Well, for one, we don't know the entire story, so until we do, it isn't very smart to be pointing fingers right now.
In other words, we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions?
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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2012, 07:19:44 PM »
Well, for one, we don't know the entire story, so until we do, it isn't very smart to be pointing fingers right now.
In other words, we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions?

Yes.  Please don't make me want to lock this topic.  I do not want this turning into yet another "NBC is evil, NBC has ruined TWC!" kind of thread. :club:

This is indeed very sad to hear, especially since Jeff was definitely a familiar face out in powerful storms during Hurricane Season, but I do wish him the best elsewhere.

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2012, 07:33:40 PM »
From reading that, it sounds like he is leaving on his own, rather than being let go by NBC.

I wouldn't read it that way. It's simply a "nice" and "professional" way of saying goodbye. Usually if a person leaves by choice, they state it explicitly. The way he phrased his statement is just a nice, neutral way of saying that he was let go.
Well, like I said in my post above, NBC is destroying The Weather Channel.  :angry: :furious: :finger:
we're still blaming NBC for this?  they're not the reason for EVERYTHING that happens at TWC <_<

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Re: Jeff Morrow leaves TWC
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2012, 11:08:24 PM »
Considering Jeff did not have a regular shift and was mostly filling in I'm not surprised he has decided to leave TWC.

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So Long Adam Berg
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2012, 07:33:23 PM »
Adam Berg is leaving TWC. Here is the comment from Kelly Cass's Facebook page:

Working this Thursday night with Adam Berg on his last night with us at TWC. I will soo miss working with Adam, especially his wonderful sense of humor!

So long, Adam! It was great watching you on PM Edition/evening live weather.

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Re: So Long Adam Berg
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2012, 07:43:30 PM »
 :facepalm:

One of my favorite OCMs is leaving TWC. Very sad and I was surprised that he is leaving. I am guessing that 1AM WCL will be a Solo OCM show now. I wish him good luck of finding a new job. We will miss you.

Now who's next to be let go? They just hired 2 OCMs (Dave Malkoff and Reynolds Wolf) so I am guessing that either Julie Martin, Alex Wallace or Todd Santos is next.
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