Former CBS Atlanta weather forecaster Dagmar Midcap left Atlanta more than a year ago, distraught over a former boyfriend’s suicide.
The Vancouver native moved to Los Angeles, hired an agent and began seeking jobs. A couple months ago, in an interview, she said she’d prefer to do something outside of TV news but was willing to go back if need be.
Alas, that’s where she has landed: the NBC affiliate in San Diego.
She covered 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts starting today.
“They’re so nice here, some of the friendliest people I’ve ever seen,” Midcap said in an interview this evening. “There’s a sense of family. They’re really easy going.”
CBS Atlanta, in comparison, was “a very tense, miserable environment,” she said. She spent three years at the station and gained a following with her warm, syrupy voice and sweater choices.
With her new job in the pleasant climes of San Diego, Midcap found a place to live three blocks from the water in Del Mar. “It’s a magical place,” she said. “I love the water. I love the ocean.”
“It’s really exciting to have Dagmar Midcap join our team and to have a local weather presence again, “said Greg Dawson, Vice President for News for NBC 7 San Diego, in a story posted on the NBC website. “Dagmar was extremely popular in Atlanta and we’re sure she will make an immediate and positive impact here in San Diego.”
MIdcap said they’ll allow her down the road to do environmental stories and pieces from the San Diego Zoo. They will also allow her to host TV shows as well if those opportunities arise. “It’s written into my contract,” she said.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk