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Longtime LA Weatherman Johnny Mountain Calling It Quits; More Layoffs at KCBS and KCAL in Los Angeles KCBS, LAObserved

Weatherman Johnny Mountain, a fixture on Los Angeles TV for the past 30 years, is retiring, KCBS has announced.

In addition, between 12 and 20 staffers were let go last Friday, March 19, at KCBS and its sister LA statiom, KCAL, reports LAObserved.com.

According to the LAObserved report, by Kevin Roderick, "I'm told that at least a dozen staffers were let go today, perhaps as many as 20, and that many of them were considered close to former news director Nancy Bauer-Gonzales, who was replaced in January. Anchor Suzanne Rico's bio is already gone from the website (it was there earlier today.) TV sources say that managing editor Paul Skolnick, news ops manager Doug Dougherty and producer Jeff Soto are among those who are out."

Weatherman Mountain has been at KCBS since 2005. For the 27 years prior to that he was at KABC in Los Angeles.