Paul Douglas roars like a lion

April may have been rainy and cloudy for fired WCCO weather anchor Paul Douglas, but he’s got some news up his sleeve for this summer. A new syndicated weather service called WeatherNation.

Ed Kohler points to Graeme Thickinstweet:

Paul Douglas will start co in June to syndicate weather info to midsize TV stations, called WeatherNation – saving ’em a ton of money

Ed also points to Douglas’ LinkedIn profile, which lists four startups, including WN:

This summer we launch WeatherNation, syndicating, “central-casting” weather reports for web sites, cable channels and broadcasters from a new studio in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Meanwhile MinnPost reports this morning, “KARE features an interview tonight with recently fired WCCO weatherman Paul Douglas.”

Allow me to speculate: I think the news is going to hit officially tonight.

I’m totally in favor of more competition in weather reporting, especially from private companies. And kudos to Douglas, who refused to go out like a lamb.

5 Comments so far

  1. Aaron (s4xton) on April 24th, 2008 @ 11:49 am
  2. greg on April 24th, 2008 @ 11:58 am

    Yes! LOL. While I love a good flash pic or animated gif, I’m truly the master of crappy MS Paint. I’ll arm wrestle Bob Collins any day for that title.

  3. Erica M (ericam) on April 24th, 2008 @ 11:58 am

    Of all the examples you could have given in which Bob Collins may have actually made us look like amateurs, that was not at all what I was expecting.

    I, for one, enjoy Greg’s delightfully craptastic graphics.

  4. greg on April 24th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

    It’s true. I literally wait and hit refresh waiting for Erica’s head patting. I’m like a preschooler, basically. A preschooler with access to the mad software tool known as MS Paint 5.1.

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