TV Meteorologist Who Co-founded the Weather Channel Dies at 83


The co-founder of the Weather Channel, Joe Coleman, has died. Coleman was also the original meteorologist on the “Good Morning America” show on ABC. He was 83. He had a broadcasting career that spanned six decades.

Linda Coleman, his wife, informed The Associated Press that her husband died last Saturday night at their home in Las Vegas. However, she did not inform them regarding the cause of his death.

Coleman was a native of Texas. He landed his first TV job while he was still a student at the University of Illinois. He worked at various local stations in the Midwest prior to joining “GMA” after it launched in 1975.

He served as the CEO of the Weather Channel for around a year after helping establish it in 1981.

Coleman then went on to join the KUSI-TV in San Diego, where he spent 20 years as a weatherman for its morning show prior to retiring in 2014.