Did you notice this picture?
It’s a question mark shaped cloud over Portland. I found this shot in my image archives and it seemed appropriate!
The short answer to the question about why I’m off off air is simple: news anchors and meteorologists sign contracts for a set number of years so that both sides can count on some stability and know how long that stability will last. This time my contract ran out and the station decided not to renew it.
The station’s new owners and managers are going in a different direction and are bringing someone in from another part of the country.
I want to tell you I am very thankful for those of you that have taken time to reach out and for your kind comments on social media and Oregon Live. I really appreciate them and have read each and every one.
Even though it was not my choice to leave, I feel blessed that I’ve had non-stop TV jobs for 25 years until now. All of this has been in the beautiful northwest and I’ve worked alongside a lot of great people.
I’m enjoying extra time with our two elementary school aged boys and my wife–nice timing on those 70 degree days, right? I hope to be back on the air soon in the Portland TV market but sometimes a new job means a new city.
So, if someone asks you, “Did weatherman Bruce Sussman leave KOIN?” – now you know the answer.
And thanks again for all your support!