NPR – Chris Gloninger was excited to start his new job as chief meteorologist at KCCI, a TV station in Des Moines, when he moved to Iowa from Boston in 2021. Gloninger had extensive experience — more than 15 years in TV meteorology, which included a regional Emmy-award winning weekly series on climate change. He looked forward to connecting the dots between weather and climate change trends, but suspected it may elicit some grumbling from Iowan viewers. “I expected pushback,” he said. “I just didn’t expect the magnitude and how quickly it went off the rails.” At first the negative feedback was fairly standard.
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