Pete Giddings Biography
Pete Giddings is an American multiple Emmy Award-winning television meteorologist. Giddings’ weather career began as a Combat Weather Operative in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963. He received an award from President John F. Kennedy, recognizing outstanding work in the field of meteorology.
Pete Giddings Age
Giddings was born 1939, in New York City. He is 80 years old as of 2019.
Pete Giddings Personal Life
Giddings is a native of New York City, apparently, information about his family and siblings as not yet been updated yet,
Pete Giddings Wife
American multiple Emmy Award-winning television meteorologist, Pete is happily married and resides in San Jose, California, together with there two sons.
Pete Giddings Education
Giddings attended the University of Maryland.
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Pete Giddings Career
Peter F. “Pete” Giddings is a multiple Emmy Award-winning television meteorologist. He worked in Northern California and Northern Nevada as a local television news meteorologist. He is best known as a meteorologist at KGO-TV in San Francisco for his 29 years. During his tenure at KGO, Giddings won six Emmy Awards. He now operates as a volunteer coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank Of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties.
The weather career of Giddings started in the U.S. as a combat weather operative. From 1959 to 1963, the air force. He was awarded a prize by President John F. Kennedy, acknowledging exceptional meteorological work. Giddings ‘ first television job was at WTVT-TV in Tampa, Florida, where he worked for five years. He transferred to KGO after a stop at Nashville, Tennessee.
In January 1999, he entered Reno, Nevada’s KOLO-TV. He returned to anticipating coastal storms in California in 2001 as he returned to KGO (AM), while at the same moment predicting the weather at KION and KCBA in Salinas between 2003-2007. In the 1960s, Giddings started one of the first regional ski broadcast reports. He now makes web-based forecasts on his own website for the Bay Area. In the film George of the Jungle, Giddings appears as the ABC7 meteorologist George is watching while hyped up on coffee.
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Giddings is an American multiple Emmy Award-winning television meteorologist
Pete Giddings News
Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2018
After nearly three decades on the air, weatherman Pete Giddings has decided to leave KGO-TV Channel 7 at the end of the year.
Following weeks of rumors, the station made the announcement official Wednesday. KGO also announced that. “Good Morning America” weather anchor Spencer Christian would be taking over for Giddings. Giddings has been at KGO since 1969 and has been popular with viewers all along. He has built up considerable clout since then, but his departure can be traced back to personality clashes with new KGO president and general manager Joe Ahern.
Neither Giddings nor Ahern, who is in New York on business, could be reached for comment.
But a high-ranking source at KGO said Giddings and Ahern have disagreed over procedure since Ahern arrived at the station April 6. Apparently, a few minor clashes had occurred but it wasn’t until Ahern began to meddle with the protective Giddings’ weather segment that real troubles began. According to the source, Ahern wanted Giddings to do a five-day forecast but Giddings, a meteorologist who takes his profession very seriously, said no. He felt a four-day forecast was the most accurate. Ahern also wanted a change in the weather graphics. “Both of those offended Pete,” the source said.
About two weeks ago “something definite happened” – perhaps a settlement agreement – and KGO then waited to ink Christian to a deal. Others at the station have pointed to a definite personality clash. Ahern, who has not spoken to the press since he was hired, is known as flashy and powerful. He came to KGO with a mandate from Disney to make the station competitive.
Previously he was managing director of broadcasting at Walt Disney Television International in London. At KGO, Giddings has been an institution. “It’s always been in Pete’s contract that he had to make a dollar more than the general manager,” the source said. In making the announcement, Giddings’ reaction was left off the news release. Ahern said, “We will be able to enjoy Pete’s talents through the end of the year so it will be a long heartfelt goodbye to an important member of the KGO-TV family.”
About Christian, Ahern said: “I couldn’t be happier that we were able to find someone with Spencer’s stature and credentials.” Ahern has been making sweeping changes at KGO, as expected. He changed the set last month and on Tuesday hired three anchor-reporters. Current KGO staff have been meeting with Ahern and some have been asked to consider reassignment duties. It’s not clear how long Giddings will remain at KGO-TV, but Christian starts in early January 1999.<