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Press Release

March 27, 2020


The Weather Channel television network announced today that Meteorologist Liana Brackett will be the weekend host for Quibi’s new show, ‘WEATHER TODAY BY THE WEATHER CHANNEL. ‘WEATHER TODAY’ will join Quibi’s Daily Essentials category of programming, launching on April 6. Quibi’s Daily Essentials is a curated slate of news, entertainment, and inspirational programming, giving viewers everything they need to know -- and why it matters. 

Brackett moves to Quibi’s ‘WEATHER TODAY’ from her role as on-camera meteorologist for ‘WEEKEND RECHARGE’ for the network. Prior to joining The Weather Channel, she worked for Fox 12 Oregon in Portland, Oregon where she served as a weeknight meteorologist.

‘WEATHER TODAY’ is a new show from The Weather Channel television network that will debut on Quibi, the mobile-first short form video platform on April 6. It will be a three-to-five minute show airing seven days a week that features the most important weather news stories of the day as well as a national forecast. Brackett joins the previously announced weekday anchor, Jordan Steele. 

“We’re looking forward to leveraging The Weather Channel’s expertise by providing the latest weather news every day to Quibi viewers around the country. We’re thrilled to have Liana as the on-air expert for our weekend program and know she will do a phenomenal job as we launch this show on this exciting new platform,” said Tom O’Brien, president of The Weather Channel television network.

“We’re excited for Liana’s transition to her new role for ‘WEATHER TODAY’ on Quibi,” said Nora Zimmett, chief content officer and EVP for The Weather Channel television network. “Liana has been an incredible part of our weather team as an on-camera meteorologist and we know she will shine in her new position.”

Quibi launches on April 6. Sign up for Quibi news and updates at www.Quibi.com to learn more about our limited time 90-day free trial offer that starts April 6, 2020. 


About The Weather Channel

Since its launch over 37 years ago, The Weather Channel television network has become the top-rated and most widely distributed weather network in America. The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather, its expertise is unrivaled. In 2018, the Ipsos poll ranked The Weather Channel as the most trusted name in news media and in 2019, The Weather Channel won an Emmy for its coverage of its new Immersive Mixed Reality technology. For nine years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.”

About Quibi

Quibi is a mobile-first media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Quibi is the first entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today’s leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. For more information visit www.quibi.com. Follow Quibi on Facebook @QuibiUS and on Twitter @Quibi. 

PR Contacts

Quibi | Caitlin Burla: Caitlin.Burla@quibi.com or Press@quibi.com 

The Weather Channel | Katie Shuford: Katie.shuford@weathergroup.com