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Bellis in for Freeze as WFLD Chief Meteorologist

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!"

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.