TV-Talk: WTAE-TV adds Kasey Reigner as 5th meteorologist

Kasey Reigner will join WTAE-TV this month as the fifth meteorologist from the ABC subsidiary, giving the broadcaster the rights to brag in a market where four weather forecasters are the norm. (Currently, WPXI-TV has been reduced to three meteorologists since Danielle Dozier left in May, a position that remains to be filled.)

Reigner, who grew up outside of Chicago, studied meteorology and atmospheric science at Penn State, graduating in May 2020. Before that she worked for television stations in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton and was most recently as a forecaster at WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois. where she offered predictions on weekend evenings and Monday through Wednesday at 12pm and 4pm. She has a family dog ​​named Thunder, but her cat Doppler will be joining Reigner in Pittsburgh.

At Channel 4, Reigner will be working with the newcomer presenter Tom Garris on the weekend mornings. Brian Hutton Jr., who has been on the weekend early shift since joining WTAE in April, changes after Jeff Verszyla’s shift to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on weekday summer days, with the newscast starting at 4 p.m. on weekend evenings.

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