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Saeland's back, with criticism attached

Published January 11, 2011 4:58 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

You may have noticed that TV meteorologist Jodi Saeland is back on the Salt Lake airwaves - with the former Fox 13 fixture now pointing out the highs and lows as one of KSL's stable of weather guessers.

Saeland's return to local TV (which happened last October) hasn't escaped the notice of City Weekly blogger Gavin Sheehan, and boy, is he not happy about it:

"Hoooooooooooly crap, has she become boring! There is no decent banter of any kind, and what little exchange she has with anchors is so dry, it feels like they're talking about their weekend in the kitchen to kill time while they wait for someone's burrito to finish in the microwave. She even talked about snow, a weather occurrence I've personally watched other meteorologists describe like a passage from War & Peace, and she threw it on the air like hauling garbage out to the street. Just another chore."

Saeland's cheery delivery on Fox 13 was aimed at a younger demographic than KSL, so it's not all that surprising that she'shad to sand down her spikier edges. Also, at Fox she was the big cheese, while at KSL she's the back-up to an all-male lineup that includes Kevin Eubank, Grant Weyman and Len Randolph. So cut the woman some slack.