Kimmel will continue at the University of Texas as Senior Lecturer, Studies in Weather and Climate, Department of Geography and the Environment. He will also remain chief meteorologist, KOKE FM (98.5 and 99.3 FM), and fans can continue to follow his weather reports on his web site, www.troykimmelweather.com.
Kimmel began his television career in 1978 at KBTX in Bryan/College Station after graduating from Texas A&M University. He worked at KVUE for 10 years alongside his current KEYE colleagues Judy Maggio and Ron Oliveira.
In an interview with me almost a year ago, Kimmel told me, “Judy and Ron are like family. I have the utmost respect for them and I love ’em.”
Kimmel worked at KEYE twice before, from 1998 -1999 and 2000-2003, and also at KTBC when it was still the CBS affiliate before switching to its current Fox ownership.
In addition to his television forecasting, Kimmel has also served as chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority and as chief meteorologist at KTBC.
Meanwhile, a relative newcomer to KEYE is also reportedly leaving. Morning anchor Mileka Lincoln, who moved here in April from Sinclair Broadcast Group sister station KABB, San Antonio, helped launch KEYE’s new morning news program. She will reportedly return to her native Hawaii where she has landed a TV reporting job.