Exclusive: Longtime WCBS-A Chief Meteorologist Craig Allen Gets Multi-Year Extension
October 31, 2013 at 4:03 AM (PT)
CRAIG ALLEN, who has been Morning and Afternoon Weather Forecaster at CBS RADIO News WCBS-A/NEW YORK since 1981, signed a three-year extension to remain the station's Chief Meteorologist, ALL ACCESS has learned exclusively.
ALLEN's deal will stretch his WCBS career to at least 35 years.
He told ALL ACCESS, "That's pretty remarkable. Staying in any field at any one particular employer for that amount of time is pretty unique." But ALLEN, recognized and respected for his forecasting style, is humbled by the amazing run. "I'm grateful to the entire CBS corporation. For them to have that much trust and regard for me is a terrific feeling."
ALLEN also does weekend weather anchoring at TRIBUNE's WPIX-TV in NEW YORK. But ALLEN says radio, and specifically WCBS, is always his home.
"Radio has always been the bread and butter," ALLEN said. "They've always been good enough to allow me to explore TV opportunities."
For more than three decades, ALLEN has guided listeners through some of the worst weather conditions. His trusting voice has been there during blizzards, tornados, and hurricanes.
ALLEN stated, "The one thing that I'll absolutely never forget, not just because it's fresh in my mind, SANDY will now be the biggest storm I've ever had to forecast.
ALLEN is proud to be the longest tenured radio meteorologist at one station in the country.