Weather or Not You Like It, Channel 5 Has a New Meteorologist

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Jennifer Lopez, your new KXAS meteorologist

This morning, Uncle Barky and KXAS-Channel 5 revealed the NBC affiliate's replacement for ousted meteorologist Rebecca Miller: The Weather Channel's Jennifer Lopez, an eight-year vet of the channel only watched in hotel rooms. Funny coincidence, though: On the same day we learned of the new hire, legendary KXAS weatherman Harold Taft's daughter posted a comment to our original item about Miller's firing -- which, amazingly, still gets commented upon several times a day. Writes Lori Galler Taft:

I am Harold Tafts daughter and from my stand point, What the hell is Channel 5 doing? I have watched Channel 5 for years and the newby's just don't seem to get that Texas loves their Channel 5 family. I still have many of the cards that were written when my father died. Nearly all of them stated how he was a part of their family every night. If you have watched Channel 5 for as long as I have its not family anymore. Rebecca, bless you and the best of luck.
Lopez begins her Channel 5 stint on June 16, for those so inclined to adopt. --Robert Wilonsky

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Coachgalaxy
Coachgalaxy

Ain't it kind of weird Lopez is now no longer listed on the channel 5 NBC website. Just thilled that Rebecca is on 33 and I watch her every night. 

Channel 5 Watcher
Channel 5 Watcher

Jennifer is doing a great job and has the credentials. The past was just that...the past. Get over it. Who cares who your related to. This is my favorite morning station in DFW.

Masterlm3
Masterlm3

where is jwnnifwe now?  did she get the boot also

Masterlm3
Masterlm3

Where is Jennifer Lopez now?  did she get the boot also

Noir the Texas Tabby Cat
Noir the Texas Tabby Cat

I'm a cat. I'm finicky. Ain't really feelin' doing a loud purr for J-Lo. Fumbles on words alot. After being on Channel 5 for months now, it may be time to give her a carton of Friskies Party Mix (not mine) and send her on her way. Nope not ever felt her at all. Now back to my nap.

Noir

say NO to Jlo.
say NO to Jlo.

When "JLo" comes on, I turn the channel..and have grown quite fond of her competition. I simply cannot understand how channel 5 thinks that a woman whose voice is so high & squeaky, that it can crack every window in my house, is feasible to deliver my daily morning forecast.

I contacted the station and suggested they tell her to bring her voice DOWN a couple of octaves to make it bearable to listen to her. Their response back to me was that "she came to us from the Weather Channel." I don't care where she worked prior, my concern is how effective she is currently. She is best suited for FSU-TV, the campus station at her alma mater.

Clearly, Susan Tully continues to be a MORON, but I think it is because she is such a professional at it.

Simply Elegant
Simply Elegant

Lory,

First of all, you are NOT Harold Tafts biological daughter! And second, you have alot of gall making judgement. Afterall, YOU ARE THE WOMAN WHO HAD AN AFFAIR WITH MY FIANCE! And you KNEW I lived with him!! HOw many marriages have you gone through? How many marriages have you broken up? LOL! Will you ever shut your mouth and just go away! Everything changes you stupid little troll... I see you are still desperate for "attention" How sad. GOD BLESS YOU and Good Luck to you!!!

William
William

Is Jennifer Lopez nuts or what? It is 100 every day and can't even remember the last time it rained and nothing has changed and she just smiles and says it is a beautiful start to the day because it is clear and 88 at 8AM. Clear skies and 88 at 8AM isn't a beautiful start it is the beginning of another day of hell. Then finally today a break from the heat as some clouds roll in. Jennifer says hmmmm some clouds up by the Red River but nothing much here maybe later in the after noon a few showers would be possible. An hour later it rained harder than I have ever seen it rain.

sharon
sharon

rebecca miller is such a genuine personi use to watch that news channel just to see her.she's so beautiful and talented.when i went to dishnetwork in longview,i could no longer watch dallas channels.planning a trip to dallas sept.4,decidedto check on the weather station,did not see any signs of rebecca miller,so i googled her and read about the firing. i still love you beckyalways whoopi of years ago.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lopez can't breath without sucking in all the air around her. Doesn't anyone else just want to give her diction lessons? Course Miller's twang was thick too. Personally I like Steve Eager on Channel 8...he gets excited about the weather.

Betty Sue
Betty Sue

Rebecca Please come back! No offense but Lopez has no personality for a weather person. She should be a counsler. We Need Miller, We need Miller, We need Miller!

Jack
Jack

Lopez is a scrawny Hilary Clinton. The pants suits have to go and whats with Tammy not being allowed to show off the legs anymore. Does that no nothing bimbo of a program director think that not showing Tammys legs looks more professional? Hard to do with the removal of actual pro's like Becky.

Rob
Rob

I liked Becky. I really did.

But now that we're stuck with Jennifer, could someone please call the "What Not To Wear" crew and have them do CPR on her wardrobe!

Jill
Jill

Our extended family has kept wondering what happened to Rebecca Miller and thinking she was coming back.

We just found out that she was fired after all these years and can't believe it. She was the best, so professional, but warm and friendly too. Channel 5 just doesn't have the same family atmosphere without her.

Brian
Brian

Wow! everyone is all fired up about getting the weather forcast! "plastic rendition of a toothpick" that's classic!! I normally watch the weather to ...you know... to get the weather forcast, but seeing how this is some huge uproar, I think I need to tune in more.Viva la lopez!

john doe
john doe

Jennifer Lopez has lowered the professionalism of the nbc 5 weather team by a huge amount

I will no longer watch the program

Bad hie!!!!

Linda Hammonds
Linda Hammonds

Well, I am very disappointed in Channel 5 with the loss of Rebecca Miller. Guys, what were thinking or NOT? She's a an awesome weather person and has a unique repoire with her public. She is human and one of us...not a plastic rendition of some toothpick. So, from all of us normal people and viewing audience, we ask for her reinstatement or this household will watch another news station.

Mary Rouse
Mary Rouse

Channel 5 has lost their collective mind. What does a person's dress size have to do with how well they can do their job? Rebecca Miller was great. Who are these people who think they know what the viewing public wants? I don't want "cute". I want someone who knows what she's talking about. Channel 5 you have really dropped the ball this time and lost a viewer.

Joe
Joe

This just in: a popular brand of soft drink will instantly kill you. We'll tell you which one in News at 11.

Tey
Tey

*sigh* Do I have to?

A horse walks into a bar........

James Mitchell
James Mitchell

There is a huge pink elephant in the room no one wants to admit. May be, just May Be, Miller doesn't fit into the skinny and fit category????? Had she lost some weight (200lbs would have been nice), and dyed her hair black, she would have stayed. The only one worse than her is Tammy Dumbbeck. The one thing I can say about Miller is she has intelligence. Dumbbeck...well....I'm surprised she knows how to get up in the morning. She could do well on a porno website, though.

dcg
dcg

KXAS is the biggest joke anyway - I can't imagine what out of town visitors think about us if they tune in to that station.

wobert rilonsky
wobert rilonsky

All 15 of you who care about local TV news, please feel free to continue posting.

The rest of us will just point and giggle

frank
frank

One prime-time night this past winter, Jane McGarry read a teaser for the KXAS 10pm news that went just like this (it's burned into my brain): "A new pneumonia virus kills within hours! Details at 10." I was as disgusted at KXAS as I felt dirty myself. Hours? It kills in hours??? I kinda wanted to watch. Kinda.

Jan & Mike Jam! With the Devil!

Coachgalaxy
Coachgalaxy

Probably done after a few drinks and a quick drive to work.

AJ
AJ

I've been boycotting Channel 5 ever since the Newy/Finfrock basketball challenge ad debacle with a rim/backboard hooked onto a TV truck. I still have Finfrock's "it's raining 3s" crap in my head and sorry...Newy, playing basketball in a pick-up game? Right. Toss in an annoying Mike Snyder and you've got a trifecta of crap. Channel 5 has sucked for a long, long time.

ellum08
ellum08

Hey, I'll have you know that the Weather Channel is watched in other places than hotel rooms.

Plus, some of the meteorologists are rather easy on the eyes.

James Dunn
James Dunn

I LOVED Miller. I have watched her for as long as she has been on the station. She is the only one I really cared for. She had that certain comfortable something that I wanted to see every morning. I will miss her. Who are these suits who come in to shake things up all the time? This firing is bad. People in DFW should boycott channel five news until Miller is back. If she never comes back to channel five, let's hope that channel eleven picks her up.

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