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Famous people who used to be weather forecasters

By: Matt Hickman on Jan. 16, 2012, 9:17 a.m.
A blonde woman sits behind a desk during a local newscast while delivering the weather forecast

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Forecasting hot careers

Once viewed as more of a professional stepping-stone rather than a serious vocation based on years of meteorological training, there are more than a couple of local television weather forecasters-turned-celebrities out there. While some of these erstwhile weathermen and women have continued to work in broadcast television in decidedly more high-exposure roles, others have gone on to become things like iconic sex symbols, Lifetime movie actresses and super-powerful media bigwigs. Here’s a look at a few notable ones. (Text: Matt Hickman)