I got a tweet from reporter Otis Taylor at The State with some news that I found a bit surprising:
otisatthestate: The @wis10 new chief meteorologist is John Farley who is coming from a station that covered San Francisco and San Jose. First day Oct. 27 (From: Twitter)
Otis confirmed to me that he sent the Tweet and said his story on the new hire would appear in the newspaper next week.
I have also confirmed the news through another source that Ken Aucoin, the meteorologist currently anchoring weather segments on the 5, 6, 7 and 11 PM newscasts, is out. Aucoin, who first joined WIS as chief meteorologist in 1999, left in 2007 to write books for children with his wife. Aucoin returned to WIS in 2009.
Waiting on official announcement from WIS but word on the street is that Aucoin wanted to stay.