It's Official: Valerie Abati to Pittsburgh
By the end of summer, Ch 19 meteorologist Valerie Abati will move to Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV for the job she didn't get at Fox 19: morning news forecaster.
Here's the e-mail she sent me: "It's official now. I will be heading to Pittsburgh to work for KDKA. It's a CBS O&O (owned and operated) station, and I will be working the morning/noon shift. The exact date has not be set, but it will be some time at the end of summer."
Abati was hired in September 2004 by Fox 19 to do weekends. She had been doing mornings since Paul Horton was promoted to chief meteorologist in January (after Rich Apuzzo was fired). Fox 19 last month hired Christie Dutton from Lexington to do mornings.