Fan-favorite and famous meteorologist Brandon Roux is no longer being seen at Detroit’s WDIV’s Local 4 News. Just on 2 July 2023, he took to the internet to announce his departure. His fans were naturally saddened by the news and were also wondering about why he left and where he is headed next. So, in this writing, we shall discuss all about it and more.
Brandon Roux Leaving WDIV Local 4
After 13 years with Local 4 News, Brandon Roux’s announcement of departure from WDIV-TV (Channel 4) was made just hours before his final broadcast. Before this, he had taken to social media to encourage viewers to tune in to him one last time.
So, following Sunday morning’s weather report, Brandon said his goodbyes before being noticeably cut off. He goes on to explain some of his concerns and is cut-off mid-sentence. The broadcast is then seen cutting to a promo for Channel 4’s “Flashpoint” public affairs program with Devin Scillian. Why this happened, is still a puzzle.
At Local 4, Brandon was an important part of the 4Warn Weather Team. He reported the weather for the Local 4 News Mornings every weekend. during his tenure, he received many awards in weather reporting, including the 2009 Associated Press Award for Outstanding Weather Operation and Best Weather Continuing Coverage.
Brandon Roux New Job
Brandon did not disclose the reason for his departure. Local 4, in their farewell message to him, also gave away no clues as to why he was leaving the station. On his final day, when the Detroit television station dedicated a tribute to their acclaimed anchor, they also just stated “Local 4 wishes Brandon Roux all the best in his next opportunity.”
Prior to working at Local 4, Brandon served as a broadcast meteorologist at several other stations, including WBNS-TV in Columbus, KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, WFTC-TV in Minneapolis, and KIVI-TV in Boise.
Even before, Brandon studied Meteorology at Mississippi State University (Class of 2006) and Broadcast journalism at Iona College (Class of 1996).
Is Brandon Roux Married?
Indeed. Brandon Roux continued to be married as of July 2023. His wife’s name is Antonietta Pennella Roux. On her Facebook, she mentions Harrison, New York as her hometown and Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan as her current residence.
Brandon’s wife turned 49 years old in December 2022. Per LinkedIn, she has been working full-time as a substitute/assistant teacher at Grosse Pointe Public School System.
On 15 May 2015, Brandon and his wife celebrated their 17th Wedding Anniversary. Antonietta had also taken to her social media some beautiful glimpses from their celebration. So, this year (2023), they should have raised a toast to their 25 years together.
Over the years, the couple also welcomed two children. Christian Roux, their “Big Man”, turned 19 on 31 December 2022. Christian, like his father, is a Type 1 Diabetic. Often Brandon has discussed this on social media. One such time was back in 2016 when Brandon, his son, and the rest of the family helped the JDRF raise $1 million.
As for Gianna Hazel Roux, she turned 16 on 4 August 2022. About her — Brandon has said she is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. He also loves to tell everyone his daughter is a slime-making, ukulele-playing, animal-loving, thought-provoking blessing to her family & friends.
Brandon Roux Age
Because Brandon C Roux was born in 1972, he reached the age of 51 in 2023.
Brandon Roux Family
Brandon Roux’s parents are Frank G Roux and Gloria (nee Willey) Roux.
Frank, who turned 81 on 7 April 2023, back in May 2015, made an appearance in an episode of his son’s show. “My Dad drove 11 hours yesterday to come see us and wanted to come with me to work. Putting him on the air was my co-worker’s idea. He nailed it!!!”, Brandon had talked about it later on Facebook. Other times, Brandon has been seen calling him a “living legend”.
Brandon’s dad was once a Marine Corps Major. He served in Vietnam. The patriarch and his wife Gloria seemed to be living in Wauconda, Illinois as of now.
Brandon is just as much fond of his mother. Many times, he has been seen talking about her at great length. On Mother’s Day once he gushed: “Moms are superheroes! I know mine is. She is smart, super pretty, a little sassy, and someone who raised me & my sisters while working full time while also being the lifeline for years to her own mother.”
As for siblings, Brandon only has a sister now. She is Allison Roux Collins, a Saint Charles, Illinois dweller. His other sister Kendra E. Bellew (nee Roux) is no more. She was 49 when she passed away unexpectedly on 12 August 2017 in Bartlett. Kendra was a graduate of the University of Montana and a lover of beaches, music, and animals.
How Tall Is Brandon Roux?
Brandon Roux stands below 5’10” in height.
Where Is Brandon Roux From?
Brandon Roux originally hails from Lake Zurich, Illinois. As of 2023 though, he had been residing in Detroit, Michigan.
When Is Brandon Roux’s Birthday?
Brandon Roux’s birthday is in March. On what day exactly was not known though.
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