Bill Bellis has joined the Fox O&O WFLD Chicago as chief meteorologist. He replaces Amy Freeze, whose contract was not renewed. Coming from KNXV Phoenix, Bellis is scheduled to make his first on-air appearance February 23rd.
"Bill's dynamic personality, concise delivery and no-nonsense forecasting style will be key assets as we reinvent our weather department to be the go-to weather authority in Chicago," said WFLD VP/General Manager Mike Renda.
Bellis was KNXV chief meteorologist for eight years. Previously, he was weekend meteorologist at KPRC Houston for four years. Bellis holds a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science from the University of Arizona.
"I never thought I'd leave the sunny desert of Arizona but this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," said Bellis. "When it comes to forecasting weather, it doesn't get more exciting than Chicago!"
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