A longtime Little Rock television figure will be returning to Central Arkansas screens soon.
Tom Brannon will be returning to THV11 as chief meteorologist while Ed Buckner takes indefinite medical leave. Brannon’s official return date has not been announced yet.
Buckner has been on medical leave since February 2020 due to Tourette’s. His extended leave is due to continued complications from Tourette’s.
In a THV11 article, general manager and president Marty Schack announced the news, saying that the station wished Bruckner well as he recovers.“As one can imagine, finding a replacement may not have been an easy task, but I am delighted to welcome Tom back to the station where he has helped guide Arkansans through severe weather, provided smart forecasting, entertained us and contributed greatly in his community endeavors,” Schack said in a statement.
Brannon served as the morning meteorologist at THV11 from April 1996 to Dec. 2018, according to his LinkedIn profile. Most recently, he has served as operations director and lead talent at Ron Sherman Advertising.