Breaking News!!: Las Vegas, NV: Founder of The Weather Channel and KUSI Meteorologist John Coleman has died.
John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel and KSUI Meteorologist for San Diego, California, has died.
John Coleman, who founded the channel dedicated to 24 hours of weather and for delivering “the breeeeze” on a windy day in San Diego, California during his weather reports for KUSI Channel 9/51, died at the age of 83 year old inside his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, January 20th, 2018.
According to his wife, Linda Coleman, the meteorologist passed away Saturday night at his home surrounded by family.
John Coleman was born in Alpine, Texas in 1934 and began his television career at a station in Champaign, Illinois.
John Coleman was the first weatherman on “Good Morning America” on the ABC network in 1975 then founded The Weather Channel in 1980.
In 1983, John Coleman won the American Meteorological Society award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist.
According to the American Meteorological Society (A.M.S.) website, John Coleman is credited for “his pioneering efforts in establishing a national cable weather channel.”
We are deeply saddened to report that longtime KUSI weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman has passed away at age 83.
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 21, 2018
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John Coleman later worked at KUSI Channel 9/51 for the last 2 decades of his career before retiring in 2014.
**** ZachNews send our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of John Coleman. We will all miss John Coleman dearly and will never forget the good cheerful way you gave us the weather for San Diego, California. Thank you for your weather reporting. ****
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