John Farley reunites with Ben Hoover on WOLO newscasts

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Looks like another staffer from WIS-TV has landed at WOLO.

John Farley, who was WIS’ chief meteorologist until earlier this month, announced he will be in the same role at the ABC affiliate.

“Thank you for all of your support ... and prayers during this time. With a very grateful heart, I am thrilled to share with you some wonderful news! As of 12:01 AM today (Sunday October 18), I am the Chief Meteorologist on ABC Columbia, WOLO,” Farley told viewers on facebook early Sunday morning.

Farley also reunites with Ben Hoover – formerly of WIS but hired by WOLO in August – as well as Alicia Barnes for the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts. Farley’s first show will be at 11 Sunday night.

Farley and Hoover both told fans upon their departures from WIS that the NBC affiliate did not renew their contracts.

From Staff Reports