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Longtime TV meteorologist, co-anchor Tom Brannon to leave Little Rock station later this year

By Brandon Riddle

This article was originally published September 12, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. Updated September 13, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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A longtime meteoroglist and anchor at Little Rock’s CBS affiliate KTHV-TV will be leaving later this year to embark on a new chapter at a Little Rock advertising agency, the station said Tuesday.

Tom Brannon, who has been with the station since April 1996, will join Ron Sherman Productions, where he will tentatively work as operations director, said KTHV marketing director Jessica Johnson Amis.

Brannon said he will miss the viewers and co-workers he has come to know over his more than two decades at the affiliate and particularly on the station’s morning broadcast.

According to a station biography, Brannon started as a weekend meteorologist. Two years later, he became a co-anchor on THV11 This Morning, which was then branded under the Today's THV monicker, and has remained in that position since.

“It has been a phenomenal almost 22 years,” the longtime TV figure said. “I have had the honor and privilege of working with some really special and talented people.”

Throughout his career at KTHV, Brannon has covered numerous tornadoes and storms, including an EF-4 tornado in March 1997 that touched down in Arkadelphia and left damage along a path that continued into the Little Rock area.

Brannon has also led the THV11 Summer Cereal Drive for the past 17 years, “doing much of the behind-the-scene legwork,” according to the station.

One of Brannon’s colleagues, Ed Buckner, noted that he is “always ready, always willing and always able to help his fellow Arkansans.”

KTHV News Director Dave Parker echoed that sentiment.

“His dedication to the viewers and people in central Arkansas is unbelievable,” Parker said. “The THV11 team will miss Tom, but we are happy for him and his family.”

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wolfman says... September 12, 2017 at 2:19 p.m.

I always choose channel 11 over the others. for some reason they all seem like down to earth normal people. The folks on channel 7 seem to fake.

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HarleyOwner says... September 12, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Aw, heck, I enjoyed watching him on TV. Going to miss him for sure.

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carlgoosen says... September 12, 2017 at 4:42 p.m.

bummer but hopefully good for Tom

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hogfan2012 says... September 12, 2017 at 4:51 p.m.

Good luck Tom! We will miss you in the mornings.

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KnuckleBall says... September 12, 2017 at 5:22 p.m.

Wolfman, I agree, I can't stand the stuffed shirts on the Channel 7 and the ones on 4 and 16 are about the same. Tom will be missed... always down to earth... a good member of the community...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RBBrittain says... September 12, 2017 at 9:41 p.m.

I'm old enough to remember when Ron Sherman was a weatherman himself. Guess his company's a good place for folks like Tom Brannon. Good luck, Tom!

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Johndeweywatson5 says... September 13, 2017 at 6:38 a.m.

Tom, we will miss you. I met you and your daughter a couple of years ago on a fishing trip to the Little Red River. In person you are the authentic personality we see every day on TV. Best wishes to you in your new work. Dewey

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JPRoland says... September 13, 2017 at 8:36 a.m.

Tom is a great guy and Ron Sherman has an amazing company so he will do well. Congratulations Tom!

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mrlloyd says... September 13, 2017 at 9:33 a.m.

i hate to see you go the team at channel 11 are great people good luck tom :)

P.S. this better not be another April fools joke!

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TravisBickle says... September 13, 2017 at 10:47 a.m.

Who needs weathermen anyway? Just look out the window or on your smart phone.

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