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Weekend meteorologist Lindsay Riley leaves NBC5 (updated with her new destination)


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After a two-year stint, weekend morning meteorologist Lindsay Riley is leaving NBC5 for a yet to be disclosed Monday-Friday position in a “strong market,” the Fort Worth-based station says.

News director Susan Tully announced Riley’s departure to NBC5 staffers last week while your friendly content provider was otherwise occupied on medical leave. Riley joined the station in November 2012 and also filled in on other newscasts. She’ll remain with NBC5 until Nov. 17th.

Tully forwarded her note on Riley to unclebarky.com. She praised her as a “fantastic member of our weather team and a delight as a co-worker” who’s moving on to a “challenging new job that will grow her career. We are sad to see her go and really wanted her to stay with us. We wish her nothing but the best.”

Tully said that Riley’s next venture will be disclosed when “all parties are ready to announce” it. Riley has not returned a message asking for more particulars. But WTTV-TV, the Tribune Broadcasting-owned CW affiliate in Indianapolis, announced Wednesday that she’ll be the new meteorologist for the station’s weekday 5 a.m. and noon newscasts.

WTTV is part of a “duopoly” with WXIN-TV, the Fox station in Indianapolis. The two stations share studio facilities. (Note: Riley will be working for a CBS station in January after the network changes its affiliation from WISH-TV to WTTV. CW programming then will revert to one of WTTV’s digital sub-channels. WTTV and WXIN will continue to operate out of the same building, according to previous reports.)

Riley arrived at NBC5 after two years at Lexington, KY’s WLEX-TV. While at that station, Riley used the name Lindsay Schwarzwaelder on the air.

Riley’s departure from NBC5 was first posted by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Robert Philpot.

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