Change is in the air at the NH1 News Network, after only 6 months of operation. Chief Meteorologist Clayton Stiver has left the station, and is being replaced by former NECN meteorologist Joe Joyce.
Clayton announced the news on his Facebook page, saying, “I ultimately found myself needing to make a change, for myself, and most importantly for my family. This was a very tough decision to make because I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great people up here and have made some wonderful new friends. Also, many of you know how much I love New England, all of the skiing there is to do up here, and the big Nor’Easter snowstorms that happen. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect winter these past several months.”
Clayton Stiver will return to his former station, WVIR-TV NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was a meteorologist for the weekend newscasts and for the noon broadcasts on Thursday and Friday. No word on what role he will have when he returns. Clayton got his on air start at WEIU-TV PBS 51 in Charleston, Illinois, where he was the evening meteorologist for four months. He also served as a Meteorology Intern at WCAU-TV NBC 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as a Sales Representative the Nazareth Music Center in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Clayton’s replacement, Meteorologist Joe Joyce, is no stranger to the New England area. He comes to NH1 News from NECN, where he has had two stints as a meteorologist. He originally joined the station in August 1997 as a weekend meteorologist before becoming a weekday meteorologist. He left in 2010 to join WBZ-TV CBS 4 as the weekend morning meteorologist and environmental reporter. He also provided daily forecasts for WBZ News Radio 1030AM. Joe got his on air start at WVII-TV ABC 7 in Bangor, Maine, where he was a meteorologist.
The change in Chief Meteorologists may not be the only change to NH1’s weather team. Viewers have spotted former WMUR weekend meteorologist Bill Gile forecasting the weather on NH1’s weekend newscasts. This may mean that current weather anchor Jenna Abate may move into a full time reporter role. Bill Gile told Boston Media Watch that while it is not a permanent position, he is hoping it will be. If Bill’s role were to become permanent, Jenna could still become the morning/noon weather anchor when NH1 News launches those newscasts in the near future.
Stay tuned to BMW as we update you on the changes at New Hampshire One News’ weather team.