WDIV-TV (Detroit) has announced that former station Meteorologist Kim Adams will rejoin the station on August 8. The announcement was made this past Monday (6/27) by WDIV Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis.
“We’ve been searching for someone who can serve the changing content needs of our audiences for a while now,” said Ellis. “In looking all over the country, we were searching for the exact right person to handle what the people of southeast Michigan have clearly told us they need and want on TV, on our website, and with extended coverage during important weather events. In Kim, we discovered that exact right person has been right here at home all along.”
Adams previously served as Meteorologist on the station most recently in 2009, when she left the station to become a full-time mother of her five children.
“We’re thrilled to have Kim returning to the Local 4 team,” said News Director Kim Voet. “She certainly knows southeast Michigan and the weather that comes with living here. Southeast Michigan also knows Kim, and they know they can depend on her to keep them updated across all our platforms on the changing weather.”
In addition to her role joining Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Karen Drew, Jason Colthorp and Bernie Smilovitz on Local 4 News each evening on TV, Kim will be a daily contributor to clickondetroit.com, providing weather forecasts for the website and station apps, as well as providing insights through in-depth articles and a weekly weather newsletter as to why changing weather conditions are happening.
She will also serve as one of the primary forecasters on Local 4+, the station’s streaming channel, where she will be anchoring extended coverage for all of southeast Michigan.
Teamed with Paul Gross, Andrew Humphrey, Brandon Roux, and Brett Collar, Adams will help sharpen the station’s focus on covering local weather under the station’s new weather brand, 4 Warn Weather. Using the most powerful weather technology available today, which is exclusive to Local 4 News, the station will give viewers the most up-to-the-minute information pinpointed for each neighborhood, so they are always prepared.
“My job, above all, is to make sure everyone in Detroit and Southeast Michigan is ready for whatever is coming. You’ll get that on TV, on our app, website, and streaming channel. After seeing the capabilities of the station’s Exact Track 4D Radar product, I can tell you it’s a true difference maker. It will help our entire weather team warn our audience dangerous weather is coming before it happens so you can keep your family, and friends safe. This technology is exclusive to Local 4, and it allows us to see things develop even before the national weather service issues warnings,” said Adams.