Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:58 pm
Popular and experienced Weatherman Eric Sorensen left WQAD News 8 after working there for seven years. The senior meteorologist from Good Morning Quad Cities (GQCS) announced his exit from the network in early June 2021. His announcement surprised the network and its regular viewers. Sorensen's tenure at WQAD officially ended after he made his final television broadcast on WQAD on 2nd July 2021.
Who is Eric Sorensen?
Eric Sorensen is an American meteorologist, strategist, storyteller, and creator. Sorensen is best known for working as a meteorologist for WQAD for seven years. He is a senior meteorologist, environmental and climate change specialist, as well as a communications specialist. He joined WQAD as a senior meteorologist in 2014 and worked there until his exit from the network in July 2021.
Sorensen was born in 1976. Information about his parents is not available at present. He has a brother named Mike. Regarding his educational background, he attended Northern Illinois University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1999. Sorensen maintains a private life regarding his personal life. There is not genuine information about his parents, wife, kids, and family. Thus, it is not clear whether he is married on not.
From 2000 to 2003, he worked as a morning meteorologist for KLTV for 3 years. He then worked for WREX TV for nearly 11 years, first as a morning meteorologist and later as a Chief Meteorologist. He was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in 2006 and worked there until 2014.
Sorensen underwent surgery for a pinched nerve after he was showing short-term memory loss symptoms in December 2018. He was experiencing some kind of mild cognitive impairment even after the surgery. He underwent several tests to diagnose the cause of his condition. His audience gave him support after he announced his condition.
Eric Sorensen Leaving WQAD
Eric Sorensen has left WQAD News 8 in early June 2021. He worked there as a senior meteorologist for eight years from 2014 to 2021. He announced his exit from WQAD on 2nd June 2021. He wrote on social media,
"Today is an important day for me. After 22 years in broadcast weather, I am stepping down from my position one month from today.
It's been an amazing run! I am so grateful to be able to end my TV career here at the best place I've ever worked: WQAD News 8."
Sorensen made his last broadcast on WQAD on 2nd July 2021. He was given a deserving farewell and wishes for his future career path from his co-workers and management. However, he has never mentioned the reason for leaving his WQAD tenure. He has not yet spoken about anything for his future endeavors either. At present, he is enjoying his free time to the fullest. Sorensen will soon be starting a new project, either what he is best at as a meteorologist or something new. He was reportedly earning a salary of around $65k anually.