ABC11 has announced the replacement for chief meteorologist Chris Hohmann, and he’ll be a familiar face to longtime viewers.
Don Schwenneker, also know to viewers as “Big Weather,” will be the station’s new chief meteorologist. He takes over for Hohmann, who will retire at the end of this month.
The 6-foot-5 weatherman came to WTVD from Chicago’s WBBM-TV in 2011, and currently delivers the morning and noon weather reports.
Before his time in Chicago, Schwenneker worked at stations in Pittsburgh and Altoona, Pennsylvania, and Roswell, New Mexico.
According to his bio on the WTVD website, Schwenneker holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society as well as a Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
Hohmann announced April 29 that he will retire this month, and that his last day will be May 28. ABC11 plans to celebrate Hohmann and his career throughout the month of May, culminating with a special send-off on May 28.
Anchor Tisha Powell also announced that she is retiring from the news business, and that her last day will be June 30.