Macomb native, meteorologist Kim Adams returns to WDIV today – Macomb Daily

Kim Adams is “really excited” to be back on the air in southeast Michigan again, and making local television history again.

Adams will join WDIV-TV, Channel 4, as the station’s chief meteorologist on Aug. 8.

She was a fixture at the station off and on from 2002 to 2009, but left to become a full-time single mother to her children, ages 19, 18, 13, 10 and 9.

“There have been opportunities over the years for me to go back, but the timing was never right,” she said. “Then, all of a sudden, everything just came together, and it was right.”

After a brief stop in Ohio early in her career, Adams made history as the first female meteorologist in Detroit when she joined WXYZ-TV, Channel 7, in 1997. She remained there until 2002 before moving to WDIV.

When she returns, Adams will be making history again as the first female meteorologist to do all five evening newscasts each day (4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 10 pm, and 11 pm). She’ll also continue hosting her radio show, “Fearless Faith,” 10:30 pm weeknights on WMUZ-FM, 103.5.

“I truly believe… this is divine intervention,” she said. “My father passed away 18 months ago. He was always proud of me, but never prouder than when I was on Channel 4. Not because I was on TV – I was on TV in other roles, too – but he knew how much I loved meteorology. He knew how happy I was doing that. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the call came when it did.”

At WXYZ, she recalled that Jerry Hodak presented the weather during the 5 pm newscast while she worked the 6 pm show. When she moved to WDIV, Chuck Gaidica worked the 5 pm and 6 pm newscasts and she worked the 11 pm

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