KBTX News 3 thanks you for the thousands of inquiries asking about Chief Meteorologist Bob French. As has been addressed in various segments during First News at Four, Bob continues on extended leave to attend to family matters.
KBTX Meteorologists Shel Winkley and Kailey Carey have made sure all shifts are covered on weekdays with fill-in help from Staff Meteorologist Crystal Ploehn. We are fortunate to have such talented weathercasters as part of the KBTX family in keeping with a line of meteorologists who launched their careers at KBTX with guidance from Bob French.
KBTX is pleased to announce a short-term agreement with Meteorologist Rich Johnson, who will be seen on-air nightly at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Rich will provide much-needed help for Shel, Kailey and Crystal as we enter the volatile Texas storm season and hurricane season. He was once affiliated with a sister station to KBTX, the CBS affiliate in Knoxville, while on-air over 20 years with The Weather Channel.
Rich is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society and calls Atlanta home. He and his wife are parents of 18-year-old twins.
Please join News 3 Weather in welcoming Rich Johnson to the KBTX Family. Thank you once again for your continued thoughts expressed for Bob French. We look forward to an update on Bob’s return to KBTX.