It’s just temporary, but viewers will see meteorologist Michelle Boutillette on WKRC-TV at 8 a.m. Sunday doing forecasts for the Liz Bonis-Adam Clements anchor team.
She says she’s doing some freelance fill-in work to replace Josh Knight, who left “Good Morning Cincinnati” Sunday for WJLA-TV in Washington D.C., a sister Sinclair station.
Boutillette switched careers when her Channel 12 contract expired at the end of 2012 to do community outreach for the Children’s Hospital Medical Center Heart Institute. She returned to TV last summer on WLWT-TV, while Channel 5’s Randi Rico and Jennifer Schack were on maternity leave.
Knight’s departure solves the mystery behind Channel 12 posting a job opening June 17 for a weekend meteorologist/features reporter. He had worked at Channel 12 since April 2013. Going to the ABC affiliate in Washington D.C. is a homecoming of sorts for Knight. He grew up in Maryland, and his wife’s family is from Virginia.