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Friday, April 19, 2013

Dan Threlkeld Leaving KJRH

Tulsa News Stations Info can now confirm that current KJRH 2NEWS Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld will be departing from the station soon. A source who wants to remain anonymous told us.

To back it up, KJRH has posted a position on their Job Openings page for a Chief Meteorologist. You can see that job title by clicking HERE.

According to his blog, Threlkeld has been in the weather business for over 25 years.

More to come.

20 comments:

  1. Wow, another longtime KJRH employee out the door. Anybody see a trend here, especially since the new news director started?

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  2. I'm a long time viewer of all four stations. I must say Channel 2 quality has gone way down hill in the last month. There are technical mistakes on every newscast, cameras move when they shouldn't, can't hear the anchors or reporters when we should. Very bad. I like the on-air people, it's nice to see new faces aside from the blondes, which seem to dominate TV, but some of the "anchors" need improvement. Channel 6 is still best because they get the kind of news we want. cH 8 is second, but sometimes boring. Fox is Fox.

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  3. As I reported in the Brittany Rainey story of last week, there would be further tremors at Channel 2 news. This is what I was referring to. You let your Chief Meteorologist go before a May ratings book and you don't say when he's leaving. Dumb stunt #1. You possibly carry Threlkeld through May ratings. Dumb stunt #2. You possibly replace him with an existing meteorologist who simply doesn't have the experience or on-air personalty of a leader. Dumb stunt #3.

    So a new News Director comes to town and in just a few months carpet bombs her news department with cutbacks, layoffs and people leaving for supposed personal reasons (which is the biggest bunch of 'horse hockey' I've ever heard). She, her boss and Scripps corporate should be ashamed.

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  4. Let's hope it doesn't get as bad as channel 8. They used to be a reputable news station about 10 years ago. Then 5 years ago it got pretty pathetic. Now it's just embarrassing.

    While I like Jennifer Zeppelin, I was surprised she was named Chief with having little experience in a severe weather market. However, her on-air presence puts the others to shame. I felt bad for her running the last Wednesday all by herself with no assistance, while they continue to invest in that clown show on Sunday nights.

    If news director should go, it should be Carlton Houston, and Pat Baldwin right behind him.

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  5. 8 is embarrassing. They took Mike Collier off mornings, where he was successful for years and Put Kozak on who was just a freelancer. Stupid.

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  6. Perhaps the egomaniacal Big Al is next.

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  7. You must meet BIG AL at a live remote with PAT JONES.
    AA will welcome you BOTH back.

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  8. Hmmm
    we are watching the birth of the TEXT GENERATION during the news TIME.How silly is it for news anchors to read silly TWEETS
    Talk about cheap journalism...LAZY..LAZY

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  9. I like watching Dan Threlkeld. He will be missed. He seems to be a genuinely nice person (of course!, he's an Okie ;)and I wish him all the best.

    Now. Bring back Andy Wallace and make him the Chief! No one I've ever seen has more enthusiasm for the weather than Andy. He could even get me excited about the weather.

    However, Jim Giles was the Chief of Chiefs. I miss him still. There will never be another on-camera meteorologist of his caliber, imo. He was the consummate professional. (Take notes, youngsters.)

    As for newscasts in general, they are all pretty much a joke. Maybe 5 minutes of "news" and the rest is mostly advertisements and nonsense. (Please Ch. 6, no more Rick Wells fluff!!!)Arggg!!!!!

    I get most of my information from the internet. There are places there you can actually get the unvarnished truth. Just don't look to mainstream media. They are actively engaged in keeping the sheep quiet and docile with their drivel for the non-thinking masses.

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  10. I am sorry to see Dan Threlkeld leave. I think he was the most accurate and most genuine weather person in Tulsa. With Julie Chinn gone and now Dan Threlkeld, someone needs to stop and re-think.
    As far as newscasts go, I am tired of the"show & tell" news! We have to watch Lori Fulbright step through a broken glass door to understand the thieves broke the door in order to get in?! Really???? I am tired of hearing, "you will only see this on channel 2", or "channel 2 was first on scene". Who really cares who was first or if the other stations aren't carrying that particular story! Not Me!

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    1. Also, in the late afternoon: "This is Late-Breaking News," about an incident that happened at 7:00 that morning. It may be news, but it certainly isn't "late breaking."

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  11. Anonymous @12:09,

    Amen!!!

    Enough with all the drama. We get it.

    They've "dumbed down" this stuff to second-grade level.

    No thanks.

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  12. Threlkeld's decision to leave is entirely his own, and was made around the first of the year.

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    1. I'm afraid you have your facts wrong. That's what Ch 2 management wants you to think. They did not renew his contract which expires in September. Dan might have been looking for another job, but this decision was not his.

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    2. I can assure you that we have accurate information. I spoke with two KJRH sources.

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    3. Terrible new page design. Simple is better and this is not it. Return to previous. Why you don't have a way to send private messages to you as the editor is beyond me.

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    4. @Anonymous May 19th: their email is tulsanewsstations@gmail.com. You can send complaints there.

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  13. You heard it here first...Mike Coller will be KJRH's new chief meteorologist. Not sure on the timeframe.

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    1. That would be a good choice. I started watching him during tornado season, the poor guy rambled on, and on for hours on hours. Kudos to him. I hope he does get the job.

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  14. According to D’Astoli, Brett Anthony, a meteorologist from KSHB-TV in Kansas City, has been named to the chief meteorologist position. He starts on air Sept. 23.

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