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NBC5's new weekend morning meteorologist is Amarillo's Brian James

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NBC5 has tabbed Brian James as the D-FW station’s new weekend early morning meteorologist.

The Michigan native is scheduled to arrive in March from KVII-TV, Amarillo’s ABC affiliate. He joined the station in 2008 and currently is KVII’s weekday 6 and 10 p.m. weathercaster. The University of Oklahoma graduate also worked at KVII from 2003-’07.

James, whose full name is Brian James Swiatowy, will team with the newly hired Katy Blakey, who made her NBC5 debut this past weekend. They respectively are replacements for anchor Lindsay Wilcox and meteorologist Lindsay Riley.

NBC5 vice president of news Susan Tully said in a memo to staffers that James also will be the station’s Senior Weather Producer. Early in his career, he was hired out of college by current NBC5 chief meteorologist Rick Mitchell to be Weather Producer/Storm Chase Coordinator for Oklahoma City’s KOCO-TV.

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