Meteorologist Dean Wysocki, who was being shoved aside for a new meteorologist (former KETV weathercaster Tyson Pearsall) had been scheduled to remain at the station through September 10th (as reported last week in a Lincoln Journal-Star article).
It turns out, however, that Wysocki's last broadcast was Friday, probably due to comments attributed to him in the aformentioned article and in Sean Weide's column in this week's Reader. In both, Wysocki expresses dissatisfaction with what he calls the station's outdated weather forecasting tools.
For now, Wysocki plans to return to his hometown of Chicago to regroup and figure out where he's headed next.
His departure is likely to be followed in fairly short order by that of Channel 42 anchor Taylor Wilson, who has been looking for some time now, and by veteran reporter Matt Meyer whose ad appeared recently at MediaLine.
KPTM to Replace Wysocki [Lincoln Journal-Star]