Day Planner

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Day Planner
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Country of origin United States
Location(s) Atlanta
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 180 minutes
Original channel The Weather Channel
Picture format 480i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Original run September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29) – November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)
Followed by Weather Center Live

Day Planner was a late morning-early afternoon weather forecast program that aired on The Weather Channel Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET.

Program history[edit]

Day Planner was added in 2003 as one of the last programs to be added to The Weather Channel's morning programming block. For all intents and purposes, its format was similar to Your Weather Today, but the primary focus for the show was towards Middle America and the West Coast. While the show originally aired from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Eastern Time when it premiered, its schedule was shifted to 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET; this time, shifting had put Day Planner into the morning hours for the regions. In the event an ongoing significant weather event occurred (e.g., severe weather outbreak, winter storm, hurricane threatening the United States), Day Planner would be extended by an hour, preempting long-form programming during the 2-3 p.m. eastern timeslot.

A major shift in The Weather Channel's schedule began on September 27, 2010. With this change, Day Planner aired from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ET (11 a.m.-7 p.m., if there was special coverage).

Another major shift occurred to Day Planner on March 26, 2012. Day Planner stopped airing from 2-5 p.m. ET, with long-form programming replacing it from 2-4 p.m. ET and an afternoon edition of Weather Center Live was added from 4-5 p.m. ET. Nick Walker and Vivian Brown, who had previously anchored Day Planner during 2-5 p.m. ET timeslot, were moved up to the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET timeslot, replacing Heather Tesch and Carl Parker. Tesch moved to Weekend Now and the weekend afternoon edition of Weather Center Live. Parker became the channel's storm specialist providing tropical weather updates during Day Planner and Weather Center Live as well as a fill-in host. In the event of extended coverage, Day Planner aired from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET.

After a ten-year run, the final broadcast of Day Planner occurred on November 11, 2013, the day before the Weather Channel's 2013 relaunch. Day Planner was replaced with the new all-day Weather Center Live program beginning on November 12, 2013.

Former hosts of Day Planner[edit]

  • Kristina Abernathy (2004-2007) (no longer at TWC)
  • Vivian Brown (2010-2013) (last official anchor; left in November 2013 for Weather Center Live)
  • Kelly Cass (2004-2007, 2008-2010) (first departed for PM Edition, returned in May 2008; departed again to anchor Weather Center Live)
  • Kim Cunningham (2008-2009) (departed to anchor PM Edition; now anchors Weather Center Live)
  • Betty Davis (2009-2010) (left TWC in July 2010)
  • Bill Keneely (2004-2009) (departed to anchor PM Edition; no longer at TWC)
  • Maria LaRosa (2010) (departed to anchor Weekend Now and PM Edition; now anchors at AM HQ)
  • Jennifer Lopez (2007-2008) (left for KXAS-TV, returned to TWC in April 2013)
  • Samantha Mohr (2007-2008) (left for PM Edition; no longer at TWC)
  • Carl Parker (2009-2012) (left to become Storm Specialist for Day Planner and Weather Center Live)
  • Kevin Robinson (2004-2009) (departed to anchor Your Weather Today, then Weather Center; departed TWC in December 2009; currently at Cincinnati WLWT-TV)
  • Heather Tesch (2009-2012) (departed for Weekend Now and Weather Center Live; left TWC on October 31, 2012)
  • Nick Walker (2010-2013) (last official anchor; left in November 2013 for Weather Center Live)