Kevin sends along this story from WTVJ in Miami reporting that Lonnie Quinn, the station's morning weathercaster, is leaving NBC 6 for a "big-time job offer in one of the nation's top television markets" in the northeast. It was suggested a few weeks ago on the TVSpy.com "Water Cooler" message board that Quinn would be joining CBS 2 News. If he does, he would be the second "weathercaster" to join the station this year, though his bio says that he holds an FAA meteorology certificate.
Quinn has been with WTVJ since April 2002. Before presenting the weather, he was an actor for two soap operas: one in New York and the other in Los Angeles. He also hosted a celebrity-oriented morning talk show in Minneapolis.
WTVJ suggests that they "broke the mold" with Quinn's hiring and his bio says that he has a unique style. His last day is this Thursday.
Quinn did not return an e-mail sent to him last week inquiring about the move, which he calls an "amazing opportunity."
(Don't you think that he at least slightly resembles another weatherman who recently moved from a New York station to a network morning show?)