Mike Francis is out at 11 Alive

12:51 pm Jan. 27, 2014

Mike Francis, chief meteorologist at the NBC affiliate 11 Alive here since the summer of 2011, has left the station.

Why? I am not 100% sure but I’m told he was taken off air before his

Meet Mike Francis, new chief meteorologist at 11Alive (WXIA-TV)

4:23 pm Sep. 1, 2011

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, originally filed September 1, 2011

A thunderstorm was raging in Mission Viejo, CA in 1973. At age four, Mike Francis stood on his porch, mesmerized as lightning bursts criss-crossed the night sky and thunder rumbled above him. His parents yelled at him to come in but he couldn’t.

He was hooked.

Weather would be his calling. The new chief meteorologist for 11Alive (WXIA-TV), Francis arrived earlier this month from a