ABC11 in Raleigh, N.C., has named a new chief meteorologist.

Later this month, longtime chief Chris Hoffman will retire.

The station has elevated morning meteorologist to the lead spot. Don Schwenneker will take over as says he’s as prepared as he’ll ever be.

“I’ve had the privilege of working under some amazing chief meteorologists, including one of the most experienced TV meteorologists this area has ever seen, Chris Hohmann. I can’t wait to take the lessons I’ve learned to my new role as chief meteorologist at a station with such a rich history,” said Schwenneker. “I am excited to lead such a diverse team of meteorologists, all with a wide range of weather experiences. Together we will continue to deliver the area’s most accurate forecast daily.”

He’s been with the station since 2011. Once in his new role, he’ll do the weather for the 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. shows as well as the 10 p.m. on CW22.

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