ATLANTA - July 21, 2008 -- The Weather Channel announced today that Marshall Seese, co-anchor of Your Weather Today, will be retiring from the network in November. His replacement on the all weather network's morning show has not been named.
Seese, a 20-year veteran of The Weather Channel, has been co-host with Heather Tesch of the popular morning program Your Weather Today since its launch in January of 2000. The program airs Monday through Friday from 7-10 a.m. and was the first TWC program to launch from the network's new HD studio on June 2. Prior to that, Seese was an on-camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel.
He was hired more than twenty years ago by Ray Ban, executive vice president of programming and meteorology, who says of Seese -- "We appreciate the many years of service Marshall has provided in his always-professional manner, both on and off the air. He has been an important part of the growth of The Weather Channel and I join everyone here in wishing him well."
Among the weather events that Seese most remembers covering is Hurricane Hugo. As the correspondent on Force Four, The Weather Channel show nominated for a CableACE Award, he interviewed a variety of people including Marilyn Quayle, wife of then Vice President Daniel Quayle, and residents who were personally devastated by the hurricane.
Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Seese was seen on WGNX-TV in Atlanta and KENS-TV in San Antonio, TX. A native of Park Ridge, IL a suburb of Chicago, Seese graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
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