Meteorologist Wes Houx, who has been doing weekend-morning weather for WFAA/Channel 8 since May 2015, is no longer with the station, local-TV blogger Ed Bark reports on his Uncle Barky’s Bytes site.
Bark reports that Kyle Roberts, from Fox station KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City, is already in-house as Houx’s replacement. Unlike Houx, Bark reports, Roberts will have a full-time position.
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Roberts’ KOKH bio is already down, and his WFAA one hasn’t been posted yet. He has already updated his LinkedIn page to include his WFAA job. He graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 with a B.S. in meteorology, did two years at KETK-TV in Tyler and three at KOKH.
On his Twitter feed, Roberts describes himself as “Tweeter of weather, sports, and whatever crosses my mind (usually in that order).” According to his Facebook page, he was born and raised in the DFW area.
Contacted via Facebook, Roberts told DFW.com that he went to school at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison. At KETK, the station covered East Texas but also did the weather for sister stations in Waco, Bryan-College Station and Shreveport.
“I've wanted to be a meteorologist for as long as I can remember,” Roberts says, “and I'm very excited to continue my career and be back home!”
Roberts is the second new weekend-weather person at WFAA in a couple of months. Jesse Hawila joined as weekend-evening meteorologist in October, filling a vacancy created when Ashton Altieri left in August.
WFAA isn’t the only station to make a weekend-weather switch lately: Remeisha Shade, who had primarily done weekend-evening weather for KXAS/Channel 5 for six years, left NBC 5 recently.