John Coleman Dies at Age of 83

Posted by on Sunday, January 21, 2018
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John Coleman, one of the founders of the U.S. based Weather Channel has died at the age of 83.

Born on October 15, 1934 in Alpine, Texas, Coleman was a TV weatherman.

Coleman started his career in 1953 at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois, doing the early evening weather forecast and a local bandstand show called At The Hop while he was a student at University of Illinois.

In 1981, he persuaded communications entrepreneur Frank Batten to help establish The Weather Channel, serving as TWC's CEO and President during the start-up and its first year of operation.

He has called the concept of climate change the "greatest scam in history," and has said that "the polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar bears are increasing in number."

He retired from broadcasting in 2014 after nearly 61 years, working the last 20 at KUSI-TV in San Diego.

Coleman died on January 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.



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