Sunday, May 28, 2006

Congrats' & Farewell

It's time to say congrats' and goodbye to one of our Storm TEAM members at K8. Ron Smiley accepted a job at WDSU in New Orleans. Ron will be missed here in Region 8, but he has an awesome opportunity in the Bayou that can't be passed up. He has a big task ahead of him! He has to keep people's mind at ease during a potentially active hurricane season in the wake of Katrina. I have had my fair share of hurricane coverage down at WSFA, but Ron has a MUCH larger responsibility in the Big Easy. I'm sure he will make us proud down there. Who knows... we may even get him to do some live reporting for us if a hurricane threatens! Feel free to say your farewell in the "comments" section below. You don't have to have an account to post a comment. You just have to fill out the form. Ron's last night is tonight on Nightbeat. I'll talk more about the lady that will replace Ron in the coming week!
All the best to you, Ron!
Ryan

3 comments:

Diane said...

Aw, losing Ron will be like one of the family leaving. I know we have a false sense of feeling like we know you TV personalities because we see you so often, while you don't know us from Adam, for the most part. But Ron will be sincerely missed, and I've enjoyed getting to "know" him. Our loss is New Orleans' gain. Good Luck, Ron, and be sure to come back and visit. :-)

Anonymous said...

Mercy!!! What an opportunity!!!
and maybe a challenge....with approaching storm scenario`s.
Am tickled however `to see Na`Awlins on the rise again....
Still, while we`ll miss you,that smile will go a long way in boosting hope and energy vitality!
Good Luck Ron, and May God go with you! Sherry Kersey .... Corning

Susan Simmons said...

What a great opportunity for Ron!! I started watching KAIT-8 when it was his first day on the weather and he does a great job. New Orleans is lucky to have a meterologist like Ron Smiley. Good Luck and you will be missed!!