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Weatherman Has a Minor Meltdown On-Air, Walks Off in the Middle of Report — Here’s the Video

Dec 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A Los Angeles television weatherman got upset during a live report and walked off in the middle of it, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog. KTLA-TV weatherman Henry DiCarlo later went on-air to explain himself, but didn’t apologize, the story reports.

The problem appeared to stem from confusion over whether he was supposed to be doing the weather or a live interview in the field. DiCarlo was just beginning an interview for Toys for Tots at Union Station in downtown L.A. when a graphic appeared on screen prompting the weather report. DiCarlo got agitated, saying, "When you send a weatherman out to do the weather but you’re also sending him to do a story, you might want to give him a little extra time. But that’s just me," according to the piece.

He then said someone else could do the weather, and the camera caught him storming off, the piece adds.

On "KTLA Morning News," DiCarlo explained the circumstances, but added, "I didn’t think I was that bad." He also noted, "It doesn’t matter what the circumstances were — it wasn’t a pretty sight for me to act like that, and I get that," according to the piece.

Here’s the video:

One Comment

  1. At least he didn’t “queen out,” like channel 6 had a few years ago. People are still viewing “don’t hire a gay weatherman” on YouTube. However, this guy should have mentioned a brief forecast. The newsteam (anchors) shouldn’t have made drama out of the situation. That was just a unprofessional as the WX man’s actions.
    This would have been a tune-out for me, knowing there is a difference between ‘news’ (used loosely) and ‘drama.’ If I held a paper diary or a box, I would have went to another station, and wrote it down. This may get ratings on the short-term. However, is toxic for longevity and news credibility.

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