The forecast for meteorologist Paul Ossmann’s future at 11 Alive WXIA-TV is a bit cloudy. A source of mine yesterday told me his contract has not been renewed though he will remain at the NBC affiliate through late spring.
Ossmann has been with the station since 1998 and currently does weather for the evening news on 11 Alive and sister station WATL-TV.
Prior to his time at 11 Alive, he spent more than 10 years at WAGA-TV (now Fox 5), where he was the original host of “Good Day Atlanta.”
WXIA-TV general manager John Deushane declined to comment, citing policy about not discussing personnel contracts. That isn’t an outright denial so who knows?
Ossmann, who is married with two teenage kids, also declined to comment.
The most interesting item on his bio beyond his bonafides as a meteorologist:
In his spare time, Paul competes in shot put in Masters Track and Field events across the country. .He is an accomplished shot-putter, having finished in the top three nationally for the past three years. During the 2008 Indoor track and field season, Paul had the second best throw in the world! In 2009 Paul won gold in the USA Masters Indoor and Outdoor National Championships! One of only a few select masters athletes to earn two golds in the same year.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog