Rick Mecklenburg is the new chief meteorologist at WXMI (FOX 17) in Grand Rapids. Mecklenburg replaces Peter Chan, who departed the station in March.
WXMI-TV FOX 17 has named Rick Mecklenburg its chief meteorologist, succeeding Peter Chan, who departed in March.
Formerly chief meteorologist at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Mecklenburg filled in for Chan last August and September when Chan was sidelined with a torn Archilles tendon.
WXMI-TV (Channel 17) hasn’t yet acknowledged the appointment on its website, but Mecklenburg announced on Wednesday on his Facebook page that he had taken the job.
“It was a tough choice between Grand Rapids and Anchorage, but in the end being closer to the kids won out,” he said. “And moving up 50 market sizes from South Bend is cool, too.”