Changes in the Air for ABC 6 Weather Team

Posted at: 10/04/2011 3:58 PM

ABC 6 News Director Mike Schram has announced a whirlwind of changes for the ABC 6 Weather Team. Meteorologist Steve Sosna will leave ABC 6 on October 22 to take a position at WNBC in New York City.  "This is a homecoming of sorts for Steve who worked in WNBC's weather department prior to coming to ABC 6.  He also has family in New Jersey.  It speaks highly of the work that Steve has done here over the past three years that he is making a jump from the 153rd television market to the number 1 market in the United States." The ABC 6 News Good Morning team has become the most watched morning newscast in the SE Minnesota –North Iowa viewing area during Steve’s tenure. His last day on air will be Friday, October 21.

Meteorologist Chris Kuball has been promoted from weekend weather to take over Steve’s role on the ABC 6 News Good Morning team starting October 24.  "Chris has been instrumental in the growth of our weather branding and has done a little bit of everything from anchoring extended severe weather cut-ins to reporting and shooting news stories.  Chris has also taken on a leadership role in developing the station’s new on-air graphic look and helping launch expanded weekend newscasts. In fact, there's very little that Chris hasn't done to help our station become the most trusted source for weather information in the area."

Jim Peterson will join the ABC Weather Team as weekend meteorologist on October 17.  He is currently the weekend meteorologist at KEVN-TV; the Fox affiliate in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Jim is a Minnesota native and 2006 graduate of St. Cloud State University's Meteorology program.  He interned at KAAL TV Hubbard Broadcasting sister station KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Northland's NewsCenter, the CBS and NBC duopoly in Duluth.  Jim and his wife are looking forward to being closer to family and his first day on air here at ABC 6 will be Saturday, October 22. ABC 6 News recently expanded weekend newscasts to 6 and 10 PM on Saturdays and 5:30 and 10 PM every Sundays.