Vivian Brown leaves the Weather Channel suddenly after 29 years

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, September 1, 2015

After nearly three decades at the Weather Channel, anchor Vivian Brown announced her departure today.

TVNewser caught the farewell live. She has been regularly anchoring between noon and 3 p.m.

“It is with great disappointment that I have to announce that this is my last TV broadcast on the Weather Channel. I don’t know exactly where I’m going next,” she said. “I am saying goodbye, for now.”

She did not explain why she was leaving. The Weather Channel's statement to TVNewser didn't shed any light: “Vivian Brown is indeed leaving The Weather Channel. We are grateful for her many contributions during almost 30 years with the network. She is a part of the Weather family, and we wish her all the best.”

Married with three children, she explained why she got into meteorology on the Weather.com site:

I've always been fascinated with cloud development and storms. When I was in high school, I started thinking about my career and thought Meteorology was a wide open field for women and minorities.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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