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WTVT-Ch. 13 forecaster Andy Johnson announces retirement on Facebook, ending 33-year tenure



andy-johnson.jpgAndy Johnson, a Tampa native who has served as a weather forecaster at local Fox affiliate WTVT-Ch. 13 since 1979, announced plans to retire on his Facebook page, capping a 33-year career at the company.

"It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my intention to retire from WTVT after 33 years serving the Tampa Bay Area," wrote Johnson. "I am fortunate to have been blessed with having worked with such professional colleagues and followed by such loyal viewers. Being a meteorologist for WTVT was a childhood dream of mine, which I was able to fulfill. Tampa is my home and always will be."

Johnson, a graduate of Florida State University, has had some bumps in the road in the past. In 2010, he was assaulted while attending a meteorologist's conference in South Florida.

But for decades he has been part of one of the area's most popular TV weather teams, most recently providing forecasts during weekends.

Johnson did not disclose what he might do after retiring from WTVT.

[Last modified: Friday, January 4, 2013 12:19pm]


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