Neal Estano has been in the broadcast industry for more than 35 years now. People missed him when he left broadcast television for a brief period, so when he came back and started working at WNYT, his fans were ecstatic. Since then, they have always enjoyed his weather forecast on the broadcast. But now, Neal Estano is leaving WNYT after a decade. As one might expect, his devoted following is saddened and filled with questions. The most pressing concern is whether or not he plans to leave television entirely. Here’s what the veteran meteorologist had to say about his departure.
Neal Estano Exits WNYT
Neal Estano always had an interest in weather and nature. When his second grade studied weather, his teacher became aware of his interest in the subject. She penned a letter to young Estano’s parents explaining his interest in meteorology and the possibility that he would work in that area in the future.
While growing up outside of Boston, he watched Don Cannon and Bruce Schwegler doing the weather reports, which greatly inspired him. By 1985, Estano had earned his BS in meteorology from Lyndon State College.
In his 37-year-long career, Estano has seen it all, having worked in large and small markets and experienced all kinds of climates. The meteorologist started his professional journey with WVVA-TV in 1985 in Bluefield, West Virginia. After that, he worked with WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire, WGME-TV in Portland, Maine, The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, WRGB in Albany, New York, and WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland.
Meteorologist Neal Estano leaving WNYT https://t.co/mG6Zt0Hppr
— WNYT NewsChannel 13 (@WNYT) February 28, 2023
Neal Estano also took a break from the broadcast industry in 2012 to work in the real estate industry. He returned to meteorology in 2013 as a meteorologist at WNYT. And since then, there has been no looking back; he has been providing concise and reliable weather information to his ardent viewers.
And now, Neal Estano is leaving WNYT. According to Times Union, he is not going to another station. The statement released by WNYT says that March 2, 2023 will be his last day on the broadcast.
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Estano’s former colleague Jerry Gretzinger wrote a post for him, saying, “Celebrating my good friend Neal, the latest member of the Recovering Broadcasters Club. We’ve worked at 2 Albany stations together and lived to tell the tales (those that aren’t precluded by contracts and NDAs at least). Here’s to the next adventure!”