Matt Devitt named new chief meteorologist of WINK News’ Weather Authority

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Matt Devitt will be The Weather Authority’s new chief meteorologist, effective March 15. Devitt will assume his new role upon the retirement next month of the legendary Jim Farrell, who has had a 29-year career with WINK News. “Matt has performed admirably as the morning meteorologist since joining WINK News in 2016. He also has an impressive social media following (over 500,000 followers), ranking as one of the top local television personalities in the country,” says Tom Doerr, news director of WINK News. Devitt will move from mornings to the early evening and late newscasts on March 15. At this time, no decisions have been made as to who will anchor weather reports in the mornings. Expect meteorologists’ schedules to vary until there is a final line-up. Farrell’s last day on the air will be Friday, March 12.


Published: Feb. 24, 2021


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