Former WKYT-TV meteorologist T.G. Shuck, who left the station in 2012, is back on TV with a full-time job at WHAS-TV in Louisville.
Shuck had worked at WHAS-TV over the summer on a freelance basis. The station announced that Shuck had been hired full time earlier this month.
Louisville is the nation’s 50th largest media market, while Lexington is 63rd.
Shuck, 48, said he was thrilled to be back in Kentucky and working in weather forecasting again: “I always missed it.”
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Although he is now living in Lexington, he expects to move to Louisville soon.
“It’s really, literally, like I’m back home,” Shuck said in a telephone interview. “I’m like an hour down the road.”
When Shuck resigned from WKYT-TV, he said he wanted to spend more time with his family, including his three young daughters, Sydney, Brooklyn and Raleigh. The girls have since developed stage acting careers in New York.
In a Facebook post, Shuck said that working freelance for WHAS-TV over the summer had been “a blast” and that it was “an incredible honor to work at a station with such a great tradition and reputation.”
Shuck, a native of Lexington, joined WKYT-TV as a videographer in 1990 while attending Georgetown College. He worked in Charlotte, N.C., before returning to WKYT-TV as a videographer. He was named weekend meteorologist in 1996, moved to weekday mornings and promoted to chief meteorologist in 2001.
After leaving WKYT-TV, he worked for New York Life Insurance Co., first in Lexington, then in its home office in New York.