As much as I am bummed still getting over the feeling that Jaisol Martinez left WHDH-TV’s meteorologist late in the year; she has since announced she has joined the news at WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in Chicago. As I am writing this, their 7:00 pm CT streaming newscast is on, and it’s not just it’s first anniversary (I guess the WCIU days are gone, as they did air off hour news that station) but Jaisol’s first night.
You don’t appreciate someone until they leave. Jaisol (pronounced hi-sol) Martinez is leaving WHDH-TV after 4 years. I haven’t watched many of the stations until I decided to do newsgathering again, so it would make sense to monitor the stations right?
I am skeptical of meteorology in local news; and it’s not the usual suspects of they over-hype, or it’s not accurate, or not relevant in my back yard. Lot of it as the excessive data without it being applicable to the average viewers. Or should I say “average” in 2005 standards when the viewers were a bit more intelligent, no offense.
In the last five years, I’ve seen local media go down the tubes in local weather forecasting. The worse offense is the “[X] days to [Y] event” such as “52 days to Daylight Saving” or “29 days to 8:00pm Sunsets”. Or 12 Days to Spring Training in midst of a mild winter. I understand the intention of meteorologists trying to spruce up the viewers especially with depressing and polarizing news. Local news is not the place for meteorologists to make people feel better.