It’s official: Larry Mowry joins ABC 7 weather team

Larry Mowry

Larry Mowry

ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 announced the addition of meteorologist Larry Mowry to its weather team Wednesday, confirming what readers of this blog knew two weeks ago.

Mowry, who has been chief meteorologist at CBS-owned KTVT in Dallas since 2008, officially starts here April 11. He will appear on ABC 7’s Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts, anchored by Stacey Baca and Ben Bradley, and fill in on other “Eyewitness News” broadcasts.

The deal negotiated by Mowry’s agent, attorney Joel Weisman, marks a homecoming for the former Chicagoan, who worked weekends at ABC 7 in 2004 and freelanced at Tribune Media CLTV in 2003.

“We are absolutely thrilled Larry is returning to ABC 7 and rejoining our team,” Jennifer Graves, vice president and news director at ABC 7, said in a statement. “Not only is he an experienced meteorologist, but he connects to Chicago viewers and is a commanding and reliable presence when severe weather breaks.”

A native of Loudonville, Ohio, and graduate of Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana, Mowry also worked at WKMG, the CBS affiliate in Orlando, Florida.

Mowry joins the mix of meteorologists at ABC 7, including Jerry Taft, Cheryl Scott, Tracy Butler and Phil Schwartz, who just welcomed another new addition — Live Doppler 7 Max, a radar system previously available only to the National Weather Service and the U.S. military.