Weekend View

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Weekend View
Weekend View New Logo Spring 2011.jpg
Format News program
Country of origin United States
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 360 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The Weather Channel
Picture format 480i (SD)
1080i (HD)
Original run October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01) – November 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)
Chronology
Followed by Weather Center Live

Weekend View was a weekend weather program on The Weather Channel that aired from 5-11 a.m. Eastern Time. Because of this timeslot, it can be considered the weekend equivalent to Morning Rush, although it aired for six hours in comparison to the three-hour time length of Morning Rush. Weekend View included local and national outlooks for the day as well as lifestyle segments.

Program history[edit]

Weekend View's initial launch date was planned for September 17, 2005, but its premiere was delayed two weeks due to the busy 2005 hurricane season. Initial plans for the program, then hosted by Dao Vu and meteorlogists Bill Keneely, Kelly Cass and Stephanie Abrams included an accompanying primetime talk show to debut in the second quarter of 2006, though those plans never came to fruition.[1]

In the fall of 2006, meteorologist Stephanie Abrams left the program to co-host Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast with Mike Bettes and was not replaced. Later, in September 2007, meteorologist Samantha Mohr joined The Weather Channel to replace Kelly Cass, who moved to PM Edition. This move proved to be short-lived, as Cass returned to the program in May 2008. In April 2008, Vu (only the second non-meteorologist to ever host a live weather program on the channel; the other being Liz Jarvis-Fabian, who worked for the channel from 1986 to 1989) left and was not replaced.

On March 7, 2009, Weekend View expanded by two hours from 5-11 a.m. ET. At this point, Bill Keneely, the only host to remain with the show from the beginning of its run was moved to the weekend late night edition of PM Edition, while Betty Davis joined Kelly Cass on the 7-11 a.m. block. Jeff Morrow and Alex Wallace co-hosted the new 5-7 a.m. block. On July 31, 2010, Betty Davis left Weekend View, and departed from The Weather Channel as well; Maria LaRosa became her official replacement. In November 2010, Kelly Cass moved to Weather Center Live and Maria LaRosa joined Todd Santos for Weekend Now. Jen Carfagno and Eric Fisher became their replacements for the 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Eastern Time edition.

In July 2012, Alex Wallace moved to First Outlook, and was replaced by Danielle Banks. In October 2012, Jeff Morrow left TWC, and was replaced by Ray Stagich. In November 2012, Danielle Banks left for Weekend Now and Weather Center Live, and was not replaced.

If there was a major weather event, the 5-7 a.m. block of Weekend View would start two hours earlier and air from 3-7 a.m., and a meteorologist would join Ray Stagich during that time.

Eric Fisher left TWC on July 1, 2013, and was replaced by Reynolds Wolf.

On November 10, 2013, Weekend View aired its final broadcast after more than eight years. It was replaced by the new all-day Weather Center Live program on November 16, as part of the 2013 relaunch of the Weather Channel.

Former hosts[edit]

  • Stephanie Abrams (2005-2006) (left for Abrams & Bettes: Beyond the Forecast)
  • Danielle Banks (2012) (left for Weekend Now and Weather Center Live)
  • Kelly Cass (2005-2007, 2008-2010) (first left in September 2007 for PM Edition; she returned in May 2008 and left again in November 2010 for Weather Center Live)
  • Jen Carfagno (2010-2013) (last official anchor)
  • Betty Davis (2009-2010) (left The Weather Channel)
  • Eric Fisher (2010-2013) (left The Weather Channel in July 2013 for WBZ-Boston)
  • Bill Keneely (2005-2009) (departed for PM Edition, now no longer at The Weather Channel)
  • Maria LaRosa (2010) (departed for Weekend Now and PM Edition; now anchors Morning Rush)
  • Samantha Mohr (2007-2008) (departed for PM Edition, now at CNN International)
  • Jeff Morrow (2009-2012) (left The Weather Channel)
  • Mike Seidel (2009) (departed in September 2009; now is a contributor for College/NFL Football Forecast)
  • Ray Stagich (2012-2013) (last official anchor, 5-7am)
  • Dao Vu (2005-2008) (left The Weather Channel)
  • Alex Wallace (2009-2012) (left for First Outlook; now anchors Weather Center Live)
  • Reynolds Wolf (2013) (last official anchor)

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