What happened to Channel 4's Tim Ross?
What happened to Channel 4's Tim Ross?
Thanks for asking - we have done a little research and felt no one could explain better then Mr. Tim himself.....please see a special note from him further down this thread. Mr Tim now has his own blog on Nahville.com
Nashville.com wishes him the all the best! We know he will be sorely missed, yet we are excited to see he has lots in store for his future (twangtowntv.com) And hey Tim, please NEVER lose your characteristic "fun and people stuff" - or your lighthearted style which is all your own. I see no reason why anyone would try to change something which was perfect. All the best to you to Mr. Tim! ~ Joanne
I read all of the info on his website but still don't know what has happened?What happened to Channel 4's Tim Ross?
I see what you mean...just yesterday he had a 'special note' on the front page of his site which is now mysteriously missing. To sum it up.....and darn I do not like doing this b/c I read it so quickly and now can't use as a reference and certainly don't want to give incorrect informaton.... that he was looking to move on since to me it appeared his job was consuming his life (very long days - - although he was always happy and grateful for his career). When he told them he was going to leave, the station let him go.....that same day!! In addition, apparently the station was not enthusiastic with the way Mr. Tim presented the weather news. As we all know, he had his own style. So now he is going to focus on other things which I believe is public speaking as well as his new site twangtowntv.com
I thought he made the weather news fun to listen to. I feel there is a huge hole where he used to stand. Good Luck to him.
I know he talked a lot, but he was refreshing. I have changed to another channel in the mornings.
When Mr. Tim was with his previous station, I didn't really care for his style. When he move to WSMV though, he grew on me and I enjoyed seeing him every morning. What a great guy. I wish him well in whatever he does.
I have been a long time viewer of ch 4 news and weather but without Mr. Tim, no more, I have switched to another.
What a tremendous loss to WSMV for a natural loss of Dan Miller...we still carried on with your station as a advid follower of "The Dan and Demitria team." But without Tim Ross in the morning show, and knowing it was probably more WSMV' decision....our family will no longer be watching your news casts at any time! He had such a talent, and yes sometimes I do believe news anchors should not bring in their own opinion/viewpoints/comments to the anchor desk...they do!!!! By all means Holly and stiff aaron should have been fired ages ago.
A very angry past viewer
I, too, will not be watching Channel 4 news in the morning any more. I miss Mr. Tim! He always brought a smile to my face with is quirky style.
Mr. Ross will be missed. My company office has a television in it and EVERY day from 5am till 1pm we had it on Channel 4 because we all liked the way the weather was presented.I have been a fan for years since his days at Fox. I wish all the best. Sincerely, No longer watching Channel 4
Tim will truly be missed in our household in the mornings!! He was so full of life each morning. Praying you are getting to do lots of things and ride your bike!!
Tim got canned by Fox 17 then,if memory serves, filed a lawsuit.
Does anyone know if this is correct? What was the outcome? (Probably an out-of-court settlement.)
Wow! Where do I begin? How about at the beginning of the end! It happened a few weeks ago. I resigned from WSMV. I offered to work until they found my replacement but the station management opted to end our TV relationship that same day!
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at channel 4. Some days much more than others, of course. I can't tell you how much I love Holly, Aaron, Jennifer and Tommy (He's the guy I talked to off camera). All of them, and the crew in the background, are the best in the business! To a person they are truly wonderful human beings. Just an awesome eight years! Lifetime friendships were created. It was hard to walk away.* I liked the company. I really didn't want to have to do it!* I had no choice.
Why did I do it? Great question. Tough answer.
Reason #1— My "style" of broadcasting was being discouraged more and more. It just isn't where they want to take their morning show. And, whether I like it or not... it's totally their call to make. It's their company.
Reason #2— The work schedule was my undoing. I was out of bed at 2:00am and often still at the TV station chasing storms after 2:00pm. The morning shift often gets caught in the squeeze as storms start developing midday. And, throw in the evening severe weather seminar appearances on top of that!* As much as I enjoyed doing the seminar presentations and meeting the folks, I just couldn't keep up with the schedule. And, of course, there is the 24/7/365 on-call status for severe weather.*With storm warnings these days being thrown out like candy at a Christmas parade, we are constantly in "severe weather" mode. The stress of that alone takes soooo much out of you.
Put that all in the hopper and there wasn't much room left for life, my wife and my health. That work schedule leaves absolutely no room for error or correction. It's very unforgiving! The fatigue it produced over time was overwhelming. I just couldn't do it anymore! There was no refuge.* Eight years left me completely spent.**And my workload and job responsibilities were increasing. I just didn't have any gas left in the tank and my mental and physical health were going downhill in a hurry. Thankfully, five weeks later, I've recovered considerably and feel much better. I no longer feel like I'm upside-down.
Where am I going? Nowhere. This is home. We love this place. And I'm glad you asked. I'm open to any and all possibilities—TV Weather and/or News included. I'm unemployed... I'm open to any good opportunity! I'm pursuing my seminar/speaking and media training interests.*Need a speaker at a luncheon, banquet or organizational meeting, etc?* I'm your man!* Please pass the word!* Heck, I'm even toying with the idea of running for governor.* Whatta yuh think?
May I take a moment to thank you for your vote of confidence through the years? Thanks sooooo much for your viewing support. People in this part of the country are the best people on the planet. They "get it!" My viewers (you) have been (and are) awesome. As I said, I'm not going to ugly away somewhere! This is home. I'm here to stay... for the duration! To be continued... Mr Tim
Tim Ross was my favorite weather person on wmsv. I will miss him. It would have been nice it the station would have told us what was going on. GOOD LUCK, TIM!!!
I really enjoyed Tim. Even when the weather was the same old stuff day after day he had a way of making it sound "new." This is especially true when it comes to the very early morning slot.
What a loss.
I wonder if the morons at channel 4 have realized that yet?
I will miss watching/listening to Tim Ross and his enthusiastic way of reporting the weather in the mornings as I get ready for work. His super personality was always a great way to start out the day and would make me smile. It was always fun to see what his tie would look like from day to day too. I can't believe that channel 4 would tell him he needed to change! Maybe they should have polled the public to find out our opinions, since we are the ones who watch. I am sad to find out that he is gone. They will have a hard time finding a person to replace someone as well-liked as him. Good luck Mr. Tim!
I really will miss Tim Ross. I am sad that he is no longer on the news. I think Aaron S. is the most boring fake newscaster ever and Tim brought some life to the show. the station made a big mistake in loosing Tim.
Well, I guess he either quit or got fired. It was the weather for god's sake...he at least made it fun. I think Holly and Aaron are great. Sara Dorsey and Nancy Van Camp are good too. What a cut-throat business!
I think it is great That Mr Tim actually came to this forum and wrote about his experiences. I hope he continues to share. Mr Tim for Governor!
I think Channel 4 made a BIG mistake pushing Tim Ross to "quit"! If it wasn't for them running him in the ground with a hellish work schedule and them wanting him to change the way he tells the weather, then he would probably still be there! It wouldn't have hurt them to change Tim's schedule a little, plus his ever changing ties and goofy way of telling the weather is what the viewers liked anyways! I think everyone should boycott Channel 4 News and just watch another News station like Channel 2 or 5! I will miss watching you tell the weather, Tim Ross! Screw You, Channel 4!
Sincerely, Someone Who Will Be Watching Channel 5 News Now!!!
Tim Ross, my family and I miss you in the mornings. We had been wondering where you were. You always helped me start the day on a good note. Good luck to you!
Now C4 needs to get rid of the rest of their weather crew. They are boring as hell!
It's nice to finally know what happened to Tim Ross. I've been watching Channel 4 daily for a month now trying to catch a hint, but finally gave up and Googled Tim. I, too, will now be a Channel 5 viewer unless Tim gets a new gig elsewhere, not necessarily as a boycott, but just because the remaining team on Channel 4 is so boring. Tim has spoken at my church before, and knowing his personal values, I'd totally vote for him as governer! Good luck in all your pursuits Tim, and props to you for keeping your family first!
Finally googled, too, to see if I could find out what happened to you Mr. Tim. You made the morning weather and whole newscast so special. It was like having morning coffee with family. Sorry to say, the show is not the same. Eveyone seems to feel the strain. We have changed to another channel for the news and weather. If you go to work for a different station, we will be changing to that channel! In the meantime I will be checking out your website to catch some of your wonderful spirit!
Tim Ross was the best. I don't know who the new guy is but he reminds me of a robot. Tim was real.
Thanks, you made it real. May you have a prosperous future.
Well I certainly was in shock when the days went by and no word of where you were. I do miss you and your style and from one Vet to another you were right on target. The early mornings will never be the same. Good luck and and enjoy the good life.
Robert 820th Red Horse
The mornings just got duller and darker. Tim was the brightness in the darkness of the early mornings. He energized me and motivated me with his off beat style. More people need to loosen up and learn to be themselves. Tim was the ultimate weather Man. I will miss Tim as he was my first cup of coffee.
Good Luck Tim
GREAT to hear from ALL of you. And I mean that sincerely. And thanks much to Jojo and the folks at Nashville.com... really appreciate their interest in my adventure... especially at unemployed times like these.
Anywhooo... just because a door closes (quickly and loudly) behind you doesn't mean that all of the creative juices stop flowing, right? So... here's a Mr Tim bonus... weather poetry. Where are you going to get quality entertainment like this at a price so affordable (and likely commensurate with what it's worth)?
'Cuz Sonny Sez
By Mr Tim
The Guy on TV—
The one who has all the maps?
Put out an alert
For one or two squirts
He said would be falling, perhaps.
But Sonny McGee,
The Guy on TV,
Hasn't been right in three weeks!
So plan on some fun
In the bright outdoor sun—
At least we should see a few peeks!
Thanks so much for finally revealing what happened to Tim Ross. I, too, have been looking for him and waiting for channel 4 to say something and have emailed c4 to see what happened to him. No response. I miss him and certainly wish him well in whatever appears next in his future. He was fun to watch in the morning (and noon)! Good luck Tim! A fan since I moved here 3 years ago from Florida!
We sure miss him. Getting ready for work isn't the same any more.
I can't believe channel 4 let him go. I loved his type of humor. He was like part of the family. A station with any sense will grab him up quickly. He knows how to relate to people. Boo on Channel 4. Boo Boo Boo
For weeks my husband and I wondered what had happened to Tim Ross, where was our breath of fresh air, that started our day be it rain or shine. We were so sad to hear that he had resigned. We are now watching another station for our news and weather. The new guy just isn't cutting it for us. We want Tim back.
Tim Ross is what made the morning show. I needed his lively and energetic presentation of the weather to get me going in the mornings. It is sad to miss something you did not realize was the "glue" to staying tuned in with C4 until he was gone. Sometimes change is good but not in this case. I am now losing interest in the station news/weather all together. Will probably be channel surfing for something that catches my interest; however, Tim cannot be replaced! Channel 4.....you made a huge mistake!
Hey Mr. Tim - 'Cuz Sonny Sez is great - keep the good stuff coming!
Thanks Jojo... I'm always one to rush forward to make a complete fool of myself. Why stop now, right? Okay. The weather inspired me again today. Got me thinking about seasons. And since I don't have a job or career anymore... I have to do something with my time. So I write very deep poetry.
A Remember Reminder
by Mr Tim
When hot under the collar
In the middle of July in the Summer.
And remember July
When snow falls from the sky
And 20-below is a bummer!
Okay... so it was a very non-productive day. I didn't make any money but I did make myself smile... at least twice. And I stayed awake all day. So, you see... it was a very good day!
Did I mention I got to spend a lot of time with Mrs. Kisses today? I love this bride of mine soooo much. 32 years and she hasn't thrown me out yet. That may be coming if I don't start making a living again soon! But today... I play. Here's another... and I dedicate this to Jojo!
I Would If I Could
By Mr Tim
I would if I could
But I can't so I shant
So I guess I won't do it today.
I would but I won't
And I do but I don't
No matter what people may say.
So cut me some slack,
And get off uh my back...
Just give me some credit, okay?
And maybe next week
I'll give you a peek
I may and I might, anyway.
I miss you Tim!!!! You always had a smile on your face. They can't keep people like you down, your life will turn out better in the end...you'll see. I changed channels too. I have watched channel 4 for 9 years, but no more!!!!!
I'm so sad right now as I read all the comments and finally learned what happened to you, Mr. Tim. Like another person wrote - You were part of our family and part of our morning routine. We are missing you so much - but so grateful that you made a thoughtful choice for yourself and your family. God has you in the palm of His hand - and He will guide you to a new adventure!! Miss you lots.....
Well, hmmmm...I have never had a poem dedicated to me before, so this is great! Thank you!
Another Tim Ross fan sounding off...what a bummer!! All of the other channel 4 "celebrities" better take note that their separation notice is a heart beat away!! I've always considered channel 4 the best tv news station in nashville, but before Tim lost his job I noticed subtle changes that caused me to turn to channel 2 and 5 more often...so Tim is the clincher---no more channel 4 news.
Just to let channel 4 "decision-makers" know--I will contact early morning show advertisers and let them know I will boycott their products/services as long as they advertise on that channel.
As we slide into another weekend...a thought for your Sunday Sentiments!
Did You Hear What I Heard?
by Mr Tim
Gossip is regretful.
I think it's positively awful!
But I am a bit forgetful,
So gimme another earful!
I watch channel 4 every morning, just to catch Mr Tim (what the hell happen) from what I read they didn't only gave him the rest of the day and thats it. Well it sucks. We would watch just to see what loud tie he was going to wear. well poo on channel 4. I will watch something else..as for Mr Tim, best of luck to you in what ever you decide to do..
From Chester and Pat Lowery
I to, wondered what happened to Tim Ross. He was Here one day when I turned on my TV, like I do every morning, and Gone the next. He made the morning News complete with Holly and Aaron. I loved his style. We need more down to earth individuals, that come into our homes on a daily bases, that we can actually relate to. I believe that Channel 4 made a HUGE mistake. Tim Ross was one of the best in his field. Everyone loved him, even though they did not personally know him, he made you feel like you did. That is a good thing in todays society. Channel 4 owes all its viewers an explanation and apology. I also feel everyone should switch News channels until this is done, in honor of Tim Ross. Im so glad to finally know that Mr Tim is ok and yes he has my vote for Govenor.
Just wanted to tell u that u did an awesome job on Channel 4 weather. i usually watched u at 6:00 am in the morning while getting ready for work. Me and some friends have been discussing u for weeks and wondered where u was at. We truelly understand your reason for leaving, but u are terribly missed. To me u, Aaron, and Holly where a GREAT threesome. it will never be the same...and isn't. Take care and god bless.
from Parsons, Tenn.
So glad to finally learn what happened. I was getting worried that you were ill. I really miss your ties. I may starting shopping for a new morning show. I wish you the best of luck, wish I could help you out with a job! Mornings just are not the same without you.
You know, a lot of times I thought Tim was a little goofy--I'd look at my husband in the mornings after Tim had said something stupid and shake my head, but you know he grew on me. When he left, I really missed him. It just seems so empty without his little goofy added touch.
Sorry to see him gone. I understand --- But he is missed.
We miss Tim!!! Come Back!! Pooy on 4!
When doesn't a little banter make the newscast team seem a little more friendly as we welcome them into our homes?
I am disappointed Channel 4 management chose to handle the situation this way. There could have been a moment to explain the disappearance of one of the morning crew... hope the rest of the team has taken note of the treatment given to one of their own.
Did they think people wouldn't miss Tim? wonder what happened? Sorry this doesn't shine a positive light on what once was my favorite news channel. Don't care how 'big' you are you don't treat people like this.
Best wishes Tim whatever you choose to do next, and hey, keep us posted!