Who are the notable former personalities for KATU weather and news?”
Bill O’Reilly, one of the original anchors of Inside Edition and now of Fox News, came to KATU in 1984 as an anchor and reporter. He left the station in 1986 to join ABC News, and was replaced by reporter and weekend weathercaster Jeff Gianola. At the time of O’Reilly’s departure, KATU’s “Channel 2 News” held the top spot in the Portland TV market ratings. KATU’s “Channel 2 News” was also the highest-rated news program in Portland under the anchor team of Jeff Gianola and Julie Emry. Julie Emry left in the mid-1990s for family reasons, and Gianola left in 1997 after being suspended for apparently getting into an argument with a female reporter. * Rod Hill- (chief Meteorologist 2003-2009). Now at KGW-TV * Jeff Jaeger- general assignment reporter (2007-2009) * Derek Sciba- general assignment reporter (2006-2008) * Jeff Gianola – (Anchor 1986-1997.