Meteorologist Pete Giddings has returned to the Bay Area, working as needed at KGO-AM 810, waging a campaign to fight scientific illiteracy and writing a blog. “Now, in my dotage I want to live where I love the weather, both in reality and in forecasting,” Giddings writes. Giddings left KGO-TV in 1998 after 30 years as the station’s weeknight weather anchor. He then worked in Reno and later Salinas. In the 1970s, Giddings, news anchors Van Amburg and Jerry Jensen and sports anchor John O’Reilly comprised a Channel 7 anchor team known as the KGO Cowboys or Four Horsemen. In promos they wore cowboy hats and rode horses. Their 11 p.m. news frequently had 50 shares or better.

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  1. I still miss him, approx 22 years since he left KGO. I was very angry when I found out he left due to clashes with Joe Ahern, general manager who KGO hired to step up their overall game.
    Are there any existing videos of his forecasts?
    That whole team on KGO was magic…Van Amburg, Jensen, Giddings and 1 other.

  2. The guy is most unpleasant. I met him in an elevator in Reno and as I gave up friendly meeting with the bloke another asked a question and he rudely sidestepped with talk of" that local sports team". You can have him, not a nice guy at all. But what do I know, I am just a guy fixing broken things people ride on.

  3. I miss Pete SOOOO much!! Was talking to a friend back East about the record breaking wx here. She asked why I knew so much about weather (well, comparatively speaking). I then had to explain Pete. It was GREAT recounting his forecasts!

    🙂 🙂

    Thanks Pete!

    Maura

  4. I miss Pete’s nightly forecasts SOOO much!
    The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who lives on the east coast. I was explaining why we’re having record breaking heat here at the moment. She was real quiet for a minute and then said,”How the HELL do you know so much about the freakin’ weather? Why would you WANT to know so much?”. I then said, “Ahhh, it’s all Pete’s fault.” The I had to explain about Pete. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Maura

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