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While I know it’s just part of life working in a smaller TV market, I still hate saying goodbye.

“Good Morning Carolina” Meteorologist Tim Buckley has let us know he’s accepted a new job at WFMY-TV in Greensboro. He’ll be the weekend meteorologist at the CBS affiliate. It’s an 85-market jump for Mr. Buckley, putting him in a Top 50 news market. His last day at WWAY NewsChannel 3 is today.

I have to be honest, Tim is one of the best people I’ve ever met in this industry. He never complains, he always finishes projects on time and he always, ALWAYS has a smile on his face and makes us laugh.

For example, a few months before I got here in 2010, Tim was hired to be the weekend meteorologist. Then, just a couple of weeks later, the station decided to cancel weekend news due to the recession. Tim was moved to being a reporter five days a week. The Penn State grad went to school to study weather, NOT be a journalist. He’s a scientist, not a liberal arts type-of-person like most of us in the newsroom. But he hung in there, did a great job at story-telling, and was eventually promoted to Morning Meteorologist.

Many of our viewers consistently ask why people come and go all the time here at the station. Tim is the perfect example why. This was his first job out of school. He’s cut his teeth and become an exceptional on-air meteorologist, and now is moving on to a bigger station where he, honestly, can make a whole lot more money than he can here in Wilmington.

Tim, we wish you the best! You, Ashley Jacobs and Randy Aldridge have a wonderful natural chemistry on GMC that will be difficult to replace. You will be missed, but we also know you will be a tremendous success in the Triad. Enjoy!


Scott Pickey
News Director
WWAY NewsChannel 3

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  • Kathy Carlton

    Good Luck Tim…I watched u everyday since u’ve been our morning weather man…I sure u’ll do a great job in Greensboro as u’ve done in Wilmington..We’ll surely miss u however I wish u much success because u’ve earn it…Good Luck Tim and may God continual Blessing u..Keep that BEAUTIFUL SMILE….

  • Diane Oliver

    I am so sorry to see Tim Buckley leaving WWAY. I have enjoyed seeing him on the morning show! He always has a smile on his face and that is so nice to see first thing in the morning! He is a natural in front of the camera, very professional in his delivery of weather information but very personable at the same time.

    I have seen him around town a few times and felt like he was a good friend. His personality and good humor was a wonderful part of making the morning team fun to watch. I will really miss seeing him here in Wilmington!

    Good luck in your career Tim! You have been successful here and I am sure that your success will continue in your new endeavors!
    take care,

  • Ms. Henson Frost

    Just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your smiling face every morning. Hate to see you go, but I know you must move on. Such is life. We can’t stand still….we have to keep climbing. I am new to the area, retired, live alone and suffer from depression, and you have helped lift my spirits every morning the last two years. Tim, keep smiling and laughing…..you never know how many people you help with your attitude about life.

  • Guest6969696969

    NOW, you have “better chances”, of seeing those White Flakes, (snow), Stronger CADS, (Canadian Air Damming), In addition; Not so much to worry about “Warm Noses” in that part of the State as you have to do here…
    Remember, It’s a bit MORE “Trickier”, Forecasting up that way, (ZR/Snow or Cold Rain), and Plenty of “Model Watching” on the LR “GFS/Goofy” for “Fantasy Storms”, Hoping for a good Ole thumping..
    Again, Best O’ Luck, see ya around on the WX Board(s)….
    Sincerely; CT

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