Fox-owned KTBC has wrapped up its search for a new weekend meteorologist.
Chelsea Humphrey will join the station later this month, taking over the spot vacated by Scott Prinsen, who left for a job outside the TV business.
Prinsen had been at the station for almost 11 years.
Humphrey has worked as a meteorologist at KTXS, the ABC affiliate in Abilene, but most recently she served as a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation.
“Growing up in Marion, Texas, I would watch the weather every day with my grandmother,” Humphrey said. “There was nothing more exciting than the rush I’d feel right before a thunderstorm swept in. Central Texas has everything a meteorologist could ask for: springtime thunderstorms, occasional ice and snow, tropical systems, and of course, the heatwaves. I’ve been fascinated by it ever since I was a young girl.”
Humphrey, a graduate of Texas A&M, is set to join Fox 7 on Aug. 24 and should make her on-air debut a few days later. She’ll be seen on the weekend editions of “Good Day Austin” from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as the station’s weekend evening newscasts.