Meteorologist Brett McIntyre has been providing forecasts and advising central Iowa residents about the weather for over a decade. And WHO 13 News viewers still remember the time he kept them safe from the dreaded storm cougar. But the meteorologist has now decided to step away from the green screen. Brett McIntyre is leaving WHO 13 News for a new assignment. Naturally, viewers want to know where Brett McIntyre is going and if he will remain in the area. Read on for all the details about his departure.
Brett McIntyre to Exit WHO 13 News
Brett McIntyre is a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa. And he started his professional career with WHO 13 News after graduating from Iowa State University.
McIntyre spent four years at Iowa State, where he earned two four-year degrees: one in journalism and mass communication and the other in meteorology.
Two internships with WHO 13 News were also part of his time at Iowa State. The first was with the station’s sports team, and the second was with meteorologist Jeriann Ritter. McIntyre had worked for the station for over a year before being hired.
From floods and tornadoes to blizzards, McIntyre has reported live from the ground of natural disasters across Iowa many times. He has covered tornado damage in Winterset, Lake City, and Parkersburg, as well as extreme winter weather reports from all around the metro area.
However, the seasoned meteorologist announced his departure from the station and TV business in a lengthy Facebook post on April 25, 2023.
McIntyre wrote, “After nearly 15 years, I’ve decided to step away from the TV business and have entered the transfer portal.”
The meteorologist will continue to provide weather updates at WHO 13 News for the next few weeks before joining the Polk County Emergency Management team on May 22, 2023.
News personality Keith Murphy commented on Brett McIntyre’s exit and said, “Brett becomes the first of our former sports interns to end up at emergency management. Hard worker. Good guy. Weather geek. I will miss Brett here, but am glad he’ll be around when I have an emergency.”
So, McIntyre is not leaving the area and will continue to raise his daughter, Audra, with his wife, Jessica. After the rigorous schedule in the TV industry, he will now be able to work the same schedule as his wife.
Furthermore, the meteorologist has yet to reveal his official last day on the air. And as far as his new job is concerned, he will still be working to keep people safe and might occasionally appear on TV on the other side of an interview.