By: Andrea Klassen
Television meteorologists were on the move in the Maritimes this fall. In September Peter Coade announced he was retiring from CTV Atlantic after 17 years. Cindy Day, then a meteorologist for Global Maritimes, was hired to replace him.
Days later, Andrew Cochran, CBC’s regional director of television for the Maritimes, announced Coade had been hired to do weather for CBC News at Six in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Weather reports at CBC were previously read by news anchors. Cochran says hiring a meteorologist reflects the broadcaster’s hyper-local focus
“Few things are as important to hyper-local news than weather,” he says. “It affects everybody, and everybody wants to know what it’s going to be like tonight, what it’s going to be like tomorrow.”
Global Maritimes is waiting for CanWest MediaWorks to approve the hiring of a new weatherperson.