January 26, 2011 by USA Post 

KYW WEATHER, WXYZ-TV is pleased to announce that veteran meteorologist Chris Edwards joins the cast of The Weather Channel 7.

Edwards began his career as a weather presenter for the U.S. Air Force. It was one of the first meteorologists with the Weather Channel in Atlanta before moving to settle the WISN TV in Milwaukee, and KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

Edwards was the chief meteorologist for WJBK-TV in Detroit before leaving in 2004 to spend more time with his family and start his own business meteorological science education to students.

“We are extremely pleased to add such a talented and experienced Meteorologist Weather Channel 7 staff,” said news director Tim Dye. “Chris brings over 30 years of experience in forecasting, a large portion of the region of southeastern Michigan. His first hand knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our viewers. ”

“WXYZ-TV infused so much energy in the community and it is exciting to be part of this effort,” said Edwards. “As the weather team, it is our duty to build and maintain the confidence of the community we serve and being part of a weather team who are committed to this effort is very exciting. ”

Edwards received the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval in 1986. He has been honored with numerous awards, including recognition of the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Arts and Sciences for best WeatherCast television in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

“We are delighted to have Chris on our team,” said Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth. “We think Chris with staff, we forecast the most experienced team on the market.”

Edwards begins by WXYZ on January 22.

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