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Veteran meteorologist Rebecca Miller out at NBC5 (updated again)

Early morning NBC5 meteorologist Rebecca Miller abruptly has left the station and already has been removed from the nbc5i.com Web site.

Brian Hocker, director of programming and operations, confirmed Miller's departure Wednesday, but said the station would have no further comment because it's a personnel matter. However, several sources say that Miller's contract wasn't renewed, and that she wanted to stay at NBC5.

In a brief email to NBC5 employees Wednesday, vice president of content development Susan Tully (that's the latest term for news director), wrote, "I want to inform everyone that today was Rebecca Miller's last day with NBC5. If you get any phone calls or emails inquiring about Rebecca, forward them to me. I will respond to viewers. We are now conducting a nationwide search for a morning meteorologist."

Miller, who could not immediately be reached, joined KXAS-TV in 1991, long before it became one of NBC's owned-and-operated stations. She's a graduate of Texas A&M University, and previously worked for The Weather Channel and WXIA-TV in Atlanta.

A temporary replacement for Miller hasn't been named yet, Hocker said. Staff meteorologist James Aydelott filled in for her Thursday.