Channel 5's David Finfrock to Step Down as Chief Meteorologist

February 1, 2018
We'll still see him - just not as much. Hard to believe there have been only TWO chief meteorologists in the history of Channel 5. Harold Taft and David Finfrock. And #2 is decreasing his workload after a whopping 42 years. "Most of my friends are co-workers," Finfrock said when making the announcement at NBC5's Fort Worth studios. "I'm looking forward to retirement, but I don't want to give this up." Rick Mitchell will take over as chief. Emmy-winning Finfrock will still cover big storms, fill-in for Rick and work "a hundred days this year." Other than that he'll be spending more time with wife Shari on their ranch 90 miles from Dallas.