Albert Ramon

Albert Ramon has spent the past six months filling in as KVUE’s chief meteorologist.

Now, the gig’s officially his.

The city’s ABC affiliate said Friday that Ramon, who had previously been the featured weathercaster on the station’s morning and midday newscasts, has been promoted.

He replaces former chief meteorologist Mark Murray, who took a voluntary buyout earlier this year.

“Albert is a market-leading talent with the vision and drive to lead the KVUE Storm Team into the future,” KVUE president and general manager Kristie Gonzales said. “We are very excited that he will continue to serve KVUE’s viewers on all of our platforms.”

Ramon joined KVUE seven years ago. In an interview with the American-Statesman earlier this year, he said Murray was “my friend, my mentor, someone I’ve looked up to since I was a kid.”

Before coming to Austin, Ramon worked for a TV station in Corpus Christi.

“Albert is tremendously popular in Austin and has grown into a real leader at KVUE,” news director Mike Redding said. “We are proud to announce this well-deserved promotion.”