Albert Ramon has started a new job as chief meteorologist for a new, live, three-hour Chicago-based national primetime newscast on WGN.
“News Nation,” which debuts Tuesday, September 1, will air daily from 8 to 11 pm ET.
Ramon moved to Chicago at the end of May 25, after a 10-year run at KVUE in Austin.
He joined the station in October of 2009 as the weekend morning and evening meteorologist. He was moved to weekdays and joined the “Daybreak” and “KVUE News Midday” team less than a year later. He was promoted to chief meteorologist in 2016.
Ramon got his start as a meteorologist for KZTV in Corpus Christi, where he worked from 2005 to 2009.
According to WGN’s parent company, Nexstar, “News Nation” has hired 130 staffers and will tap the resources of its 5,400 journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country.
In addition to the live nightly newscast, News Nation’s team of reporters and producers will deliver news 24 hours a day online through News Nation’s soon-to-be-launched mobile app, NewsNationNow.